Mikel Arteta has hyped up Arsenal’s plans for the summer transfer window, with the Spanish manager saying he is ‘excited’ for what the club are aiming to achieve this off-season.
Speaking to Sky Sports News ahead of this week’s fixture against Chelsea, Arteta teased what could happen this summer for the north London, with reports from the Guardian suggesting that as many as five first-team payers could depart this club in the transfer window as the Gunners aim to rebuild the core of the squad.
Arsenal have endured their worst season in the Premier League era, with Arteta’s side crashing out of the UEFA Europa League pitifully against former manager Unai Emery and his Villarreal side and a European finish looking extremely unlikely in the league, yet the Gunners manager believes that things will change this summer with the backing of club owners Kronke Sports and Entertainment (KSE).
Arteta said when asked about what the future holds for Arsenal: “We have an incredible opportunity; I am so excited because I know what we can do with the size and resources we are going to have and the quality of people we have at the club. I think the owners are going to be really involved. I think they will be really supportive.”
This isn’t the first time Arsenal fans have been told by the club that exciting things are coming, with Josh Kroenke delivering a similar message before the 2018/19 season which saw the club finish fifth in the Premier League and lose the Europa League final to Chelsea in a now-infamous defeat in Baku.
And given the events of this season, which have left many supporters questioning whether or not Arteta is the right man to lead Arsenal into the future, the Spanish manager has a huge task on his hands to not only recruit well this summer, but to sell on the players that will positively benefit the squad, and these latest comments will be pinned on the Gunners manager should he fail to achieve either task.