Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has assured the fans that he 100% has the support of the club owners and that the club is working really hard to bring in new players before today’s transfer deadline.
Following Arsenal’s in-activity in the transfer market in recent weeks, Tensions has been raised among the club surporters as what initially promises to be a very good transfer market looks to be turning to a disastrous one.
Arsenal has so far signed Willian Borges, Gabriel Magalhães early on in the beginning of the transfer market and recently signed goalkeeper Runnarson from French club Dijon following the departure of Emiliano Martinez.
The club has been continously linked with a move for Lyon’s midfielder Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, with so many of the club fans being so optimistic that the club would get the deal done this summer.
But so far Arsenal has not been able to sign neither Thomas Partey nor Houssem Aouar and this has triggered the club surporters to demand the club owner Stan Kroenke to leave the club.
Following Arsenal’s win over Sheffield United yesterday the club’s manager was faced with series of questions from the media and he has this to say,
on how confident he feels about signings…
Well I am confident we know exactly what we want to do, we are all trying our best to finalise the deals that we want, whether that is sending someone on loan or bringing someone in. We have a complete connection and cohesion between Edu and myself, the board and the ownership, so let’s see what happens in the next 36 hours.
On whether he has the squad to get a top-four finish…
Well there’s a lot of things that you are saying that have to happen over 10 months, but that is the challenge we have. Every week they get a lot of feedback, we try to coach them the right way, we try to give them the right environment to grow and feel comfortable at our club but after there are moments, they are moments personally, there are moments of confidence, there are moments where you play more or less and you have to sustain that throughout a season with 24 or 26 players and that is the challenge that we have ahead of us, whether we can do it or not.
on whether he expects to sign at least one player…
I don’t know. What I can guarantee is that we are doing our maximum for that to happen, whether we are going to achieve it or not, I don’t know.
on bringing in new midfield options…
I cannot discuss the players that we want but we recognise certain positions that we believe we are short in. First of all in numbers and then adding different qualities to complement each other and this is what we are trying to do.
Arsenal has started the new Premier league season on a positive note having won three games out of four league games they have played so far. They would hope to build on last season’s FA Cup success and also secure qualifications for Uefa Champions league next season.