Arsenal boss Arteta has no interest in critics of his transfer policy at Emirates Stadium and is convinced that he is building a winning team despite the Gunners’ recent fight.
What did Mikel Arteta say?
The club focused on youth in the current window, with Ramsdale becoming the fifth U-23 player to sign with the first team on Friday following the arrival of Martin Odegaard, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White. Mikel Arteta needs immediate success as well, as last week’s defeat to Brentford added pressure after a disappointing 2020-21 campaign.
Mikel Arteta explained that they must be sustainable. they need to speak now, and they also need a plan for the medium and long term. Many of the decisions they made in the last 18 months were because they had a large imbalance in certain areas that put the club in a tough spot. Then they wanted to recruit talent, specificity and players with a great ability to interact with players who already exist here and who could grow into potential starters and raise the level of the team and the squad.
Arteta has been in constant contact with the club hierarchy, Eddy Edu, Garlick and their coaching team, trying to find the players they want to recruit and trying to be on top of every deal to make it happen in an environment they can afford. Mikel Arteta thinks that they have created a really strong team who really enjoy working together and he hopes you will see the fruits of it.
Are fed to be of the best quality
Having skipped Europe last time-tour, but finished eighth in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta will have the onus to accompany his recovery efforts with signs of positive short-term progress. The Gunners are hosting European champions Chelsea on Sunday and the defeat will leave them rooted at the bottom of the zero-point table after two games.
Mikel Arteta added that they had seven starting from the side they had last year, maybe eight. With five incoming they are talking about a 13-player turn, so it’s huge. They are simply fed to have the best quality and balance they possibly can. It’s about improving the quality and having a healthy squad, which is also very important.