Mikel Arteta explains why Arsenal spent millions
Arteta explained why the Gunners spent a record £ 145m on recruits during the summer transfer window, and the Arsenal boss admitted that significant changes were needed at Emirates Stadium.
Questions about the future continue to be asked
A small return on that investment has so far been achieved, with a senseless and goalless start to the new Premier League season, but the change in fortune is expected to be achieved once the key men are in shape and fresh faces have found their feet. Mikel Arteta needs it as questions continue to be asked about his future and the Spaniard believes that the right approach has been taken when it comes to immediate and long-term success.
What did Mikel Arteta say?
Explaining the club’s recruitment strategy in the official Arsenal match program, Mikel Arteta said that in recent years, and what they have inherited, that they do not play in Europe, they needed a significant change. They want the club to be stable, financially stable, but at the same time be able to compete at the highest level, because they know that the requirements for their club must be the best. they have to do it.
In addition, it was necessary to recruit for many positions. To do this, they had to distribute the money and how it was spent wisely. Then they had to be very specific with qualities, goals that they want, who can achieve the potential that is required at this level with the competition they have with other teams in order to achieve this goal. According to Mikel Arteta, the whole strategy was around this, making decisions as quickly as possible that could give them big improvement benefits in a short period of time.
Mikel added about the challenges he faces that this is the difficulty in this industry. They feed on building a medium to long term project that needs immediate results. This only happens in an elite sport and most importantly in football. they must accept this challenge. It is what it is. They cannot change it, and they don’t want to change it because they want results right now. This is what they have to put on the players’ heads. It should happen now, and it should continue to improve in the medium to long term, and that’s it.