Australia moved into second spot in the Group B, behind Jordan, after brushing past the Palestinians.

Goals to Jamie Maclaren, Awer Mabil and Apostolos Giannou were enough to seal the win and Arnold believes the Socceroos will improve as the Asian Cup rolls on.

"Palestine pretty much tried to play the same game plan as Jordan did," he said.

"We obviously haven’t been that long together – the players didn’t have a long camp like some of the other countries, so it’s taken a bit of time to get things going. But as I said after the Jordan game, when you lose you learn. And we learned a lot from that day.

"We went onto the training pitch, we worked hard to fix that issue if the teams play quite defensive. Now it’s all about the Syria game. We’ll get back on the training field, and recover well.

"We’ll go into the Syria game with all guns blazing and expecting to win. We’ll get better and better as we go. There’s been a lot of changes in the team, a lot of changes in the staff, so we’re a new team, and will still grow."

Syria drew 0-0 in its first Asian Cup match and then were beaten 2-0 by Jordan.

That loss saw coach Bernd Stange, the former Perth Glory boss and a friend of Arnold's, sacked. The Qaisoun Eagles will be desperate, as they need a victory to remain alive in the tournament.

"This will be a difficult game," Arnold said.

"We know them well; we played against Syria in the World Cup qualifier. I wasn’t here but my players do know them. We’ll recover, analyse them, and go out expecting to win the game."