"(Jesus brings) the fear factor — he is always in your shoulder, the ball is bouncing, that 50-50 ball, he always has that intuition, that ability to get the ball off you.
“You're never standing (still), instead he's always on the move. He's always ready to act and he's so sharp, so I think for the defenders it is difficult to play against him.”
Zinchenko's raids from left-back were instrumental in pinning Palace back in the first half, but it was the 21-year-old William Saliba who caught the eye with his sure-footed defending in tandem with Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes.
“You need the right balance, the physicality in this league is something that you cannot come up short on, because if you do you're going to be exposed,” Arteta said before adding some praise for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.