Arsène Wenger admits that his summer signings are not quite on the same wavelength as their new team-mates - but he expects that to happen soon.
Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers all made their Premier League debuts for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on Saturday and all three impressed. Alexis played a part in both goals, Debuchy forced the save that led to Aaron Ramsey's late winner and Chambers was composed at the back.
Wenger knows it will take time for his new-look side to click but he saw promising signs at the weekend.
Overall I'm very happy with the attitude of the team
"Technically the performance could have been better but the attitude and the not-give-up attitude was fantastic," he told Arsenal Player. "In the end it got us through.
"It's normal, with the pre-season preparation we had, that we have some co-ordination problems, but overall I'm very happy with the attitude of the team.
"There was some misunderstanding in our passing but overall I felt at the back Debuchy and Chambers played very well, they were really controlled. [Alexis] had good spells but he has to improve the understanding with his partners. The three of them have been very satisfying."
The Arsenal manager also praised Ramsey after he popped up in the six-yard box to end Palace's resistance in stoppage time.
"It's important for us that he can score goals," said Wenger. "It's a continuity of what he has delivered last season and that's good for us."Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 18 Aug 2014