Arteta singled out Magaye Gueye, who impressed with a brace in the 4-1 friendly win over Bury, and Ross Barkley.
Of Gueye, Arteta said: "He looks good and he is the type of player you need as well. We need players who can unlock the door sometimes. Magaye has got a really good shot."
The best little Spaniard we know also praised fellow midfielder Ross Barkley, who unfortunately looks set to miss the friendlies in the US due to a minor ankle injury. Arteta said: "I think he is going to be a really good player. He is young and we don't want to put too much pressure on him but he looks really good."