Arsenal’s nervy win over Speedy Wien could not have been probably the most entertaining of affairs however the efficiency of Thomas Partey on his full debut for the Gunners had loads of individuals waxing lyrical.
BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves described the Ghanian’s spectacular exhibiting as one in every of ‘one the perfect I’ve ever seen’ whereas his outing even dragged Piers Morgan away from selling his new e book.
Certainly, among the greatest names within the membership’s latest historical past have performed the identical and, whereas it’d be too rash to counsel Partey will go on to realize what a few of these males did, the indicators are actually promising.
With that in thoughts, GiveMeSport will rank among the greatest Arsenal debuts of all-time.
8) Alexis Sanchez
Although Alexis Sanchez did finally fail to get on the scoresheet when making his Premier League bow for Arsenal in opposition to Crystal Palace in 2014, he did make sure the Gunners got here away with all three factors.
Earlier than the seemingly countless summers away on the Copa America and a vastly ill-fated transfer to Manchester United, the Chilean was an attacking Duracell bunny and his cross allowed Laurent Koscielny to revive parity earlier than they pushed on for the win.
7) Mesut Ozil
300 days since he final performed for the membership, Mesut Ozil’s profession in North London appears all however over after being unnoticed of their 25-man Premier League squad.
A state of affairs with extra baggage than is feasible to say throughout the confines of a small sub-section, issues did truly begin fairly properly for the German following his 2013 arrival from Actual Madrid.
After simply 11 minutes away at Sunderland, he registered his first help for the membership as he set-up Oliver Giroud in what turned out to be a 3-1 win.
6) Cesc Fabregas
A bunch of gamers made their Arsenal debuts as Rotherham visited Highbury in 2003 for League Cup third-round tie however Cesc Fabregas was the standout.
Breaking the document for the membership’s youngest ever participant aged 16 years and 177 days, the Spaniard seemed composed in the midst of the park in opposition to bodily opposition and went some technique to proving this La Masia graduate might minimize it in England.
5) Alexandre Lacazette
There’s all the time one thing particular a few Friday night time fixture to kick the Premier League season off and Leicester Metropolis’s go to to the Emirates was a beautiful begin.
Scoring simply 54 seconds into his debut after his first shot carrying the well-known purple equipment, Alexandre Lacazette bought off the mark after his big-money transfer from Lyon over the course of the summer time.
4) Gilberto Silva
Contemporary from successful the World Cup with Brazil, Gilberto Silva was capable of mark his Arsenal debut with some silverware.
Whereas the midfielder has since said he had no thought why his teammates had been celebrating a lot after what he thought was only a common pre-season win, it was his objective in opposition to Liverpool within the Group Protect that sparked such jubilation.
3) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsene Wenger’s parting present to Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was capable of give onlookers an indication of what was to come back with a objective in opposition to Everton on his maiden voyage for the membership.
One of many deadliest strikers in Europe, the £55m January signing from Borussia Dortmund latched onto an Ozil by way of ball (these had been the times) to dispatch with ease.
2) Patrick Vieria
Introduced on for an injured Ray Parlour away at Sheffield Wednesday, Patrick Vieira’s debut for Arsenal had Dennis Bergkamp in disbelief.
Even the cool, calm and picked up Dutchman said he was rubbing his eyes and questioned what he’d simply seen because the beautiful capability of his new French teammate confirmed itself for the primary time on these shores.
One objective behind upon his entrance, the Gunners ended up successful 4-1 and Vieria was capable of help the person we’re about to say. Certainly, the membership’s midfield would by no means be the identical once more.
1) Ian Wright
One other fearsome Arsenal striker and a person who solely trials Thierry Henry within the goalscoring stakes is Ian Wright.
A legend of the membership, Wright took to life on the massive stage with ease after his club-record transfer from Crystal Palace in 1991 by scoring a hat-trick in opposition to Southampton in his first league sport.
The remainder, as they are saying, is historical past.