Mikel Arteta said in Thursday’s press conference – according to Football London – that he “could not believe” how much work Arsenal have done in the transfer window, telling fans there is still a lot of work going on, both at home and abroad.
Arsenal spent over £100m – bringing in duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. Fabio Vieira comes from Porto, while Matt Turner and Marquinhos will add depth to his squad.
Many have left the club, too. Matteo Guendouzi and Konstantinos Mavrobanos made the loan move permanent to Marseille and Stuttgart. Bernd Leno went to Fulham, while Nuno Tavares and Aaron Trusty went on loan.
Alexandre Lacazette left on a free transfer to join Lyon. Dan Ballard also brought in big fees to go to Sunderland, while several other U-23 players have gone as well – including Omari Hutchinson to Chelsea.
He was asked about work in the transfer window and the potential for increased income. Arteta responded that the work done in the summer had been “amazing” so far. He also hinted at more income and expenses.
“We are really active as you can see inside and out. Everything is still open. It’s a long window. It’s unbelievable how much work the club has already done,” said Arteta.
Arteta: Arsenal’s work in the window is ‘unbelievable’
It was certainly another expensive window for the Gunners – after spending around £160m in the last period. It’s not like they sold any player for big wages either. Lots of spending, then, from Arsenal owners.
So it was big from Edu and Kroenke. But then what? Lots of marginal players – Lucas Torreira, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and more to be sold. Do Arsenal need anything? Maybe a midfielder.
In other news, Tottenham are in talks to sign an “extraordinary” teenager two months after Paratici’s meeting
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