Despite the fact that it was only the second week of the season, Arsenal's bench celebrated Monday's 1-0 triumph at Crystal Palace as if it were the Premier League title decider.
as their team held on to capture the points despite a second-half red card for Takehiro Tomiyasu.
This season, the Japan defender fell foul of a harsher interpretation of time-wasting rules, being booked for dallying at a throw-in on the hour mark and then sent off for a pull of Jordan Ayew's shirt in the 67th.
The celebrations "reflect how much we want it," Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta said of the victory.
When you see players on the bench, you know they have to come out and support the squad. They were spectacular, and they altered the game's dynamics.
He said, "I want to thank them so much because they really helped us win the game.
Arteta stated that it would take some time for teams to adjust to the time-wasting crackdown, which has resulted in more yellow cards and more time added at the end of each half.
It will be really difficult for us. I promise we'll have to play with 10, maybe nine, maybe eight, depending on where we establish the standards and level.