Mikel Arteta reveals Arsenal are preparing for ‘unprecedented’ summer transfer window
Mikel Arteta is expecting Arsenal to be busy in the summer transfer window and says their business will be ‘unprecedented for a club of this stature’.
Arteta suggested there will be a lot of incomings and outgoings as he seeks to take Arsenal to the ‘next level’.
It’s been a disappointing first season in charge for the former Manchester City assistant manager.
Arsenal are currently 10th in the Premier League and eight points off the top four and their only realistic hope of silverware is the Europa League.
Despite their poor season, Arteta’s position is not thought to be under threat and he is already planning for the next transfer window.
And he admitted there will be a lot of transactions they ‘have to make’ in order to get back to the required level.
‘We will see. We are planning what’s going to happen in the summer,’ said Arteta.
[It will depend on where we finish, how we finish. I think what we have to do in the summer is unprecedented for a club of this stature. ‘To do the amount of transactions that we have to make it tells you as well where we are.
‘I think it was very much needed and you want to improve, you want to do that. It’s where you have things in the house and you believe that you can improve on it.
‘Externally acquiring players to go to the next level. Everything is planned and let’s see what the market can bring and what the last few months can bring to the club.’