Some Arsenal fans were feeling frustrated after Mikel Arteta revealed the club’s transfer plans for this summer.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Chelsea, the Spaniard claimed the club would wait to see what happens with outgoings before undergoing a rebuild of the first-team squad.
Arteta mentioned that players on-loan and with contracts to sort out will effect what happens in the market.
Arsenal have endured a horrible season this year and are on course for a mid-table finish in the Premier League. It follows up the exits from the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Europa League as the Gunners end the season trophyless.
Arsenal’s transfer activity needs to be substantial especially after five years away from the Champions League. If the current season has taught us anything, it’s that the north London giants require massive rebuilding of a squad that is simply not good enough to compete with the top teams in the country and continent.
Here are how some fans reacted to Arteta’s comments…
We’re so finished man. Teams like Aston Villa, Everton, West Ham are gonna spend bigger/better while we’re gonna extend the contracts of more finished players & only recruit in 2 positions when we need about 6 at least. So disappointed with this club & its owners.— #FreePalestine 🙏🏽 (@scarface300_) May 11, 2021
No European football, I'm sure our recruitment is going to be a great success, and that's largely his fault.— Jay 🇮🇪 (@Yurt1992) May 11, 2021
Not expecting anything this summer.
My concern is that we’ll repeat the sins of the past and make our signings at the last minute, scrambling for players and denying them time to properly be absorbed into the system.— Scott Borg (@sm_borg) May 11, 2021
Haha. That's already a retraction on Kroenke will invest. Lying through his teeth, or he is unbelievably gullible— Asadur Rahman (@10arahman) May 11, 2021
Incoming disaster. https://t.co/mJs3FC4EKR— 🏳️🌈🚋🇹🇹JayBee”KROENKEOUT!!”Gooner🤡🚎🚉🇨🇦 (@JayBeeGooner) May 11, 2021
Backtracking already 😭🤣 https://t.co/N0OlRhXYFF— Seniorman (@Seniorman_K) May 11, 2021