Mikel Arteta Express Fear over Summer Transfer for Arsenal
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is very concerned and worried about the fact that his team does not have enough finances to strengthen the team, Arsenal has not made any move in the summer transfer window. The Gunners beat 2019/20 champions, Liverpool yesterday 2-1 but still have work to do if they are secure a Europa League spot which is the top-six.
Arsenal is currently in ninth place position and three points behind sixth-placed Wolves. After the game against Liverpool he Arteta was asked if he would have funds to strengthen Arsenal for next season, the manager responded saying: “I don’t know. It’s a big concern.” “You need it to build a squad. It’s not magic. You need to improve with quality, quality players in the squad and you need bigger squads to compete in this competition. There’s the challenge.”
Last summer Arsenal spent more than £135m breaking their transfer record to sign Nicholas Pepe for £72m as well as bringing in full-back Kieran Tierney for £25m, defender David Luiz, forward Gabriel Martinelli and defender William Saliba who rejoined Saint-Etienne on loan.
But despite all of this, Arsenal managed to struggle to mount a top-four challenge under former boss Unai Emery who was sacked last November. Arteta said: “The gap between the two teams today is enormous.” “We can not improve it in two months, but the accountability, the fight is now equal and I am very proud of that. The rest will take some time.” Barcelona is willing to give them Philippe Coutinho but if they don’t have the fund to sign the player Newcastle could sign him ahead of them.