Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta stated on Thursday it’s the membership’s job to make the followers excited for the brand new Premier League season regardless of not having the spending energy of the favourites to win the title.
The Gunners have didn’t qualify for the Champions League for the previous 5 seasons, ending down in eighth in each of Arteta’s campaigns in cost.
That has been mirrored within the switch market with Arsenal unable to match the £100 million ($117 million) splurges made by Manchester City and Manchester United, whereas Chelsea look set so as to add Romelu Lukaku for a membership file £97 million.
Arteta has already bolstered his squad with the £50 million signing of centre-back Ben White, midfielder Albert Lokonga from Anderlecht and Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares.
“In this first period of the transfer window I think we’ve done a few things we wanted to do and it’s going to help us to get the squad in a much better place,” Arteta stated forward of his aspect’s season opener away to newly-promoted Brentford on Friday.
“We defined the profile of player that suits the model that we have at the moment at the club that can sustain our financial position, and we made three movements in relation to that.”
Attempts so as to add a inventive midfielder have thus far proved fruitless regardless of hyperlinks with James Maddison, Martin Odegaard and Houssem Aouar, whereas talks with Sheffield United to signal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale have reportedly damaged down.
But Arteta remains to be hopeful of additional additions earlier than the tip of the month to excite followers forward of their return to the Emirates.
“Fans need to be excited and they need to see a team that is capable of competing with those teams because our history is related to that,” he added.
“Nobody can deny that. That’s the intention and that must be the target.
“It is something at this time that is not possible to do on August 12 but is possible to do on the last day (of the window).”