Mikel Arteta says Arsenal remain active in the transfer market, and will do so until the end of the window with potential departures and more arrivals not ruled out.
The Gunners have made five signings already this summer with Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Matt Turner, Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos already added to the squad.
Asked if there was more to come at his pre-game press conference today, Arteta said, “We are really active, as you can see with players coming in and out.
“Everything is still open, it’s a long window, a lot has happened, it’s incredible how much business the clubs have done across the Premier League and it shows how competitive it is, and this season is not going to stop that.
“Players are going to have the need to leave, some others to move and everything is open still.”
Having lost to Palace away last season, Arteta will be hoping some of his new signings can make the difference on Friday night, but he’s under no illusions as to how tough it will be at Selhurst Park.
“They showed last season how tough they are and how difficult they are to beat,” he said.
“The consistency they showed at home, especially against some big teams they got some great results. They had that result against us, and hopefully we learned a lot of lessons that day – especially the 30 minutes we during that game where the standards where nowhere near what we needed.
“We paid the price for it.”