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Owen Hargreaves identifies the ‘problem’ with Arsenal signings William Saliba and Gabriel

There are big expectations on Arsenal new boys William Saliba and Gabriel (Picture: Getty)

Owen Hargreaves is confident both William Saliba and Gabriel will turn out to be excellent signings for Arsenal but has issued a word of caution to Arsenal supporters, given neither player has any experience of Premier League football.

Arsenal conceded 48 goals in the English top flight last season and Mikel Arteta prioritised a move for a top-class centre-back at the start of the summer transfer window with a view to fixing the side’s leaky defence.

The Gunners agreed a £27 million deal with Lille for Gabriel at the start of the month and the 22-year-old Brazilian arrives with huge expectations on his shoulders after establishing himself as one of the top young defenders in Ligue 1.

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Arteta has also has Saliba, 19, at his disposal after his return from Saint-Etienne and the Frenchman is expected to start this weekend as the north London giants kick off their campaign away to Fulham.

Former Manchester United and England midfielder…