The Chelsea result was essentially the most emphatic, because the Gunners beat Thomas Tuchel’s side 4-0. But after the match, Arteta emphasised that it was only a friendly and there was loads of work left to do.
He said: “Yes [fans should be excited], nevertheless it was a friendly match. As you can see there are a number of positives to take from the sport.
“The way in which we played, the intensity we showed, the best way we were trying to point out who we’re as a team. But at the identical time, it’s only a test match.
“Don’t get carried away. There are still a number of things that now we have to recuperate at, and do higher.”