Arteta on Arsenal transfers “everything is open still”

Arteta confirms that there is still busines to be done

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal open their Premier League campaign with a tricky fixture at Selhurst Park against Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have proved to be a difficult team to overcome, as the Gunners have only won four games against them in the Premier League, since the 2015/16 campaign.

Last season, when the North London outfit desperately needed some points in the hope of qualifying for Champions League, they were knocked down hard by Vieira’s side, who thrashed them three-nil.

And judging by Arsenal’s poor opening day form, fans would definitely be biting their nails.

But the summer business that the club has done has provided the fans with a unique optimism. The acquisitions of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira has been warmly embraced.

And the latest comments of Arteta would be music to the ears of fans, as the Spaniard hinted at more arrivals at the Emirates Stadium before the transfer window shuts in less than three weeks.

Everything is still open in the transfer window: Arteta

Speaking ahead of the match against Crystal Palace, the youngest Premier League manager said, “We are really active, as you can see with incomings and outgoings.”

“Everything is still open, it’s a long window, a lot has happened, it’s incredible how much business the clubs have done across the Premier League and it shows how competitive it is, and this season is not going to stop that.

He continued, “Players are going to have the need to leave, some others to move and everything is open still.”

The number eight and the attacking wing position will be certainly in the minds of the club’s hierarchy. But with the bloated squad Arteta has at his disposal currently, incomings might not be possible If the departure lounge is not busy from now until the end of the window.

Lately, some players have already left the club, while others look closer to the exit door. If the club are able to offload fringe players, no one can then argue with the stance that Arsenal would go and hunt their top targets in the priority positions.

There’s still a lot of transfer window drama left in the bag, in my opinion.

Yash Bisht

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  1. Midfield is very weak, its the same as last season.

    Partey will be injured soon enough
    Xhaka will do something Xhaka-esque soon enough
    ASL likely not ready
    Elneny is just rotation quality

    Midfield will be overrun soon enough.

    1. Viera has been added and Zinchenko can play in midfield so it’s not the same. The one that starts against Palace will be but the Partey/Xhaka/Ode combo is decent. That is without mentioning the progression potential given age/time at club for Ode/Lokonga in that area.

      Could do with another which seems to be what we are targeting going forwards based on rumours but it’s not a panic mode situation. We can afford to wait be it for outgoings, waiting for opportunities to open up or just negotiation tactics. Tielmans seems readily available if we want to pull the trigger for instance and he’d have to fight to bench Xhaka not the foregone conclusion a lot seem to believe it is. Xhaka has looked sharp in pre-season and more attacking.

      1. I agree with you we aren’t desperate and Xhaka has been impressive since last year, his ball movement quality has improved (loved how he started the move against Chelsea last year and agnst Sevilla Nketia’s goal).

        It isn’t every day that Arsenal will get the chance to sign a player like Tielsman for less than £30m, we don’t have anyone with his quality in our squad, yes we do have players who can cover that position but why not move first if you get the opportunity to add an elite natural box-to-box midfielder in a cutprice deal.

  2. I don’t think it is a wise decision made By Arsenal if after they have done some five top new quality signings this summer. But they have decided to temporarily halt their activities in the transfer market to continue with their doing more new top quality signings for the team this summer until they’ve significantly done the offloading of their players who are surplus to requirements in the team.
    Because by so doing, Arsenal could miss out if they haven’t already, which I think led to them missing out on signing two of the top quality players of, Gianluca Samacca and Amaduo Onana who they’ve identified for signings according to reports to their EPL club rival team of West Ham.
    Who capitalized on Arsenal temporarily halting of their incoming signing activities in the market. And went on to sign the two top quality player targets who I thibl Arsenal may have signed this summer if they hadn’t temporarily halted their active moves in the market. I mean, striker Gianluca Samacca and Amaduo Onana.
    But in all honestly, I am not that sure if Arsenal are keen to sign those two top quality targets of Gianluca Samacca and Amaduo Onana this summer. But who West Ham have now now signed.
    But however, I will suggest Arsenal should return to this summer incoming signings transfer window market immediately to restart their active participation in it without any further delays. And be doing the outgoing and incoming transferx simultaneously. So that they won’t again miss out on any new top quality players they’ve found and want to sign to any top club sides domestically or externally.

  3. Arsenal were offered the chance to sign Onana and we not too persue him. He is not and never was coming to Arsenal.

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