Mikel Arteta expects some new faces to join Arsenal as they compete in the Florida Cup, with the Gunners closing on top transfer targets such as Brighton defender Ben White.
What did Mikel Arteta say?
A £ 50 million fee has been negotiated with the Seagulls for England international. Other recruits are also being pursued, with the Nuno Tavares already on board, and deals are expected to be made while the Premier League heavyweights are in America. On the flip side of a 2-2 friendly draw with the Scottish champions, the Rangers at Ibrox Mikel talked about his immediate plans and will now recover a bit. According to Mikel Arteta, they trained very hard, played two games and now they are going to go to America next week. They didn’t have any injuries that were positive in the first week. they’re going to get some new faces, probably so very positively.
It was very good
Nuno Tavares, who joined Arsenal from Benfica at £ 8m, got caught on the opening against the Rangers – with the 21-year-old Portuguese defender being scored alongside Eddie Nketiah. Mikel is looking for positive results from that display, which came on the back of Hibernian’s 2-1 defeat, but admits that his team still needs to be more clinical. Mikel Arteta added that it was very good. they created so many chances, but they don’t convert enough.
Today they had to score many more goals and with the quality of the players ahead of them, they have to demand a lot more of themselves, but at least they get there, the process becomes much clearer, much better. They worked very hard without the ball and were really effective. they won a lot of goals in the final third, so there are a lot of positives to take.