Arteta tells Arsenal fans to expect more signings – “We’re going to try….”

Arsenal have already had four new arrivals this summer, with three of them getting a run out in yesterday’s pre-season friendly at FC Nurnberg, but we all know that there still some much-needed cover in our midfield and possibly at left-back to be acquired before the new season starts.

One of the most-discusssed Arsenal targets spoken about lately is the Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, and when Mikel Arteta was asked about the Leicester man after yeesterday’s game he managed to dodge the question, but he did reassure Gooners that they are still trying to “improve the team in the market.”

The Spaniard told Football.London after yesterday’s game: “We never talk about players that are not ours. As I said before, we can still improve the team in the market and we’re going to try to do it, but I won’t go into any specific names.”

“There are more things that we would like to do if we can, but obviously the market will dictate what we can do. So far we are happy with what we’ve done.”

With Arsenal having many more games in the coming season after qualifying for the Europa League, it is quite obvious that Arteta will be in need of a much bigger squad than last season.

I am certainly hoping to see at least two or three more first team signings to give fans much more confidence that we can be more competitive this coming season…


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  1. As yet, only Jesus of our signings can be regarded as one which DEFINITELY improves theTEAM, not merely the depth of the squad.

    We are still -and I KNOW IT IS STILL EARLY SUMMER – nowhere near where we need to be by the PALACE game in August.

    I am convinced we will NOT get MARTINEZ now and most of all we need – and have done so for well over a decade, disgracefully so by ALL THREE managers since Gilberto left- never even properly tried to replace him and even more disgracefully by those same three managers , STILL KEPT THE APPALLING XHAKA!

    God alone knows why, in both cases!

      1. Including God then, that makes just four souls who have any idea why. Which if you care to think about it, is exactly what my post said.
        Glad you agree with me then.

    1. Good afternoon JF

      I expect that Fabio Vieira will improve our first eleven before January next year. He’s a quality player with world class potential.

  2. There’s beef between Arteta and Nelson, the club should pls look into it…. They seem not to be in talking or good terms.

    Nelson should apologize and Arteta should forgive…

    Nelson has a good luck about him, he’s supposed to develop into a talisman for the team… Arteta should pls look past his childishnesses and integrate him properly into the team.

    This Reiss Nelson boy has alot to give Arsenal tactically, physically considering his top speed, and technically; but his mental side is not been helped by the club, he seem not to have the confidence of his coach.

    Pls don’t sell Nelson😭😭😭

    1. Why do you think there’s an issue between them? Have I missed something?
      I could be completely wrong here, but my reading of Nelson is that he’s talented but lacks a bit of confidence. He follows instructions on the pitch but doesn’t always look for the openings he needs to really show what he can do, which I put down to confidence. By contrast, Saka is pretty good at choosing his moments to go on a run or try a difficult pass. I’m also a bit sad that it looks like he’s leaving, but he has had opportunities to show what he can do, and not quite taken them imo. He can still have a great career though.

    2. No need to jeopardize his career, if the gaffer feels that he has nothing to offer this club then let him find a new club and further his career.

    3. I hope we extend Nelsons deal and loan him. After sticky start, he really started performing for Feyenoord in the later part of the season. He could easily continue that. Feyenoord probably would need him again as they sold Sinisterra and even with him on, Nelson was a starter.

      1. Why did we buy Matt Turner, let MU beat us to Martinez (we won’t bid against them and show some balls), and stall on the likes of Cody Gakpo, and not sign high class alternatives for injury-prone right and left backs? Xhaxa cost us some games last season buy seems to have some strange
        hold over Arteta. We won’t end up higher than Tottenham and probably not Chelsea. So maybe fifth or sixth if Martinez is as good ad they say.

  3. As many people would be quick to mention, yesterday was only a friendly with a German division 2 side, but it was refreshing to watch GJ9. Scoring his debut 90seconds in and seeing how well he handled the 2nd goal. It’d be a delight to watch him in front of the full squad. I think we still need a Thomas Partey backup and maybe another defender. I doubt we’d get Martinez nor Tielemans. Again it’s not about the names but the quality, I still feel MA and Edu would make one or two more signings in these areas but it highly unlikely to be one of these names but again who knows

  4. Lucas Torreira will be like the new signing, as he’ll join the pre-season tour

    Our worst weaknesses in the first half in Nuremberg were Smith-Rowe’s and Sambi-Lokonga’s heavy touches in the middle of the field. 4-3-3 requires AMs/ CDM who possess excellent close control skills and can win second balls frequently, so I understand why we were chasing Tielemans

    Hopefully Torreira can produce more consistent touches when playing AM or CDM role, otherwise we’ll see what Vieira, Patino, Hutchinson, Flores and Oulad M’hand can do

      1. Flores’ goal was impressive. I think he could replace Smith-Rowe as Martinelli’s main competitor for the LW role in the future

    1. It’s preseason and the players are training hard, some more influenced than others. It’s just a training match during a camp.

      1. Yeah, I hope the holiday mood won’t continue in our first EPL match. Last season, they seemed to be still in vacation mode when visiting Brentford

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