You may have noticed that Gabriel Martinelli and Fabio Vieira have already developed a very close relationship off the pitch.
It seems every time club photographers Stuart MacFarlane and David Price point their cameras at one of them, the other gets in on the act.
That was very much the case at the weekend when Martinelli raced over to complete a carefully choreographed goal celebration with Vieira after the Portuguese midfielder had opened his Arsenal account with a 25-yard screamer against Brentford.
At the final whistle, they indulged in more of the same before facing the Arsenal media team to talk about the result and growing friendship.
“We are always together!” Gabi said. “He’s a very good guy and everyone loves him. What I can do to help him, I will do and not just him, but everyone in the squad, I will do my best to help. With him, it’s easier because he speaks Portuguese.
“It’s easier. What I can do I will do to help him, he’s a nice guy and a very good friend.”
Speaking later in his native tongue to ESPN Brasil (translated by Sport Witness via Mais Futebol), Vieira made clear he is thankful for his teammate’s help.
“I need to improve my English and he helps me a lot with the language. Having Brazilians and Portuguese in the team helped me. It’s people that speak the same language. I don’t know much English, but I’m learning and with their help, it’s getting easier.”
Vieira also took a moment to reflect on his start at the Emirates. Sidelined by an injury that was discovered in his Arsenal medical, he’s had to bide his time for a Premier League debut, but announced himself in style at the weekend following a brief cameo against Manchester United.
“Obviously it was very good for me as I arrived here injured, unfortunately,” he said.
“I had some time sidelined. Returning to competition costs a little bit, but step by step, I trained, evolved and grew. Now I’m here, I scored the first goal and I’m very happy about it.”
Vieira is also enjoying the fact Arsenal’s fans have adapted the chant of namesake and predecessor Patrick, just for him.
“It’s really good to hear that. It’s a sign that the fans are liking me and what I am as a player. Feeling their support is fantastic.”