‘It’s crucial’ – Arteta highlights importance of summer window

We are into the final four weeks of Arsenal’s campaign, with just 22 or 25 days until our final match, and the manager is already aware of how important the summer window will be.

The last close-season was a shortened one, with the Coronavirus having delayed the end of the 19-20 campaign, which also forced the European Championships to be moved to this coming summer.

While some important transfer business was accomplished, including new contracts for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka, as well as bringing in Gabriel Magalhaes, Willian and Thomas Partey.

This season has certainly not run smoothly however. We started the new term in form, but once we began to drop points, we struggled to overcome those struggles which resulted in an extended run of bad form.

The team clearly still needs a lot of work before we will be challenging for major honours, and the manager has no reservations about the importance of the upcoming transfer window.

The Spaniard was asked if this summer would be the most important window of recent years when talking to the press ahead of the Newcastle clash, to which he replied (via Football.London): “Yes.

“Because a lot of things have happened in the last few transfer windows.

“There are a lot of players in various situations. It’s crucial.

“We want to go to the next level and there are a lot of things we need to do to get there.”

Which positions need the most focus on this summer? Could Arteta be feeling the heat on himself as we look forward to the summer?


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  1. I would not give Arteta a single penny for transfers. His tactics are poor, selections horrid, man management atrocious, and has not developed youth as he was tasked to do.

    Saliba, Willock, Martinelli, Nelson, etc… are they any better off or more developed than last year?

    Arteta has been dreadful in decision making, yet somehow trust worthy in transfer decisions?

    Do we need any more Willians from Arteta? Maybe another Ceballos? Selling Emi? Loaning players that are better away from Arteta’s influence is quite telling.

    Sack Arteta, then Edu immediately after should be first bit of business.

    1. It appears as if many from within the fanbase don’t quite understand the long-term implications of this next transfer window…for anyone who truly believes that we should give Arteta until December, before making a definitive decision regarding his future employment, must take into account the potential ramifications of this misguided philosophy…by doing so, we could move players prematurely, buy another WIllian, re-sign some current deadwood pieces, permanently fracture relationships with several of our younger prospects, stifle our best players through the continuation of our all-too-familiar negative tactics and/or waste our limited resources with frivolous recruitment decisons

      in the end, if things don’t come good, we will have to try and find a “suitable” replacement during the the busiest portion of the season, not to mention the fact that the managerial pool is usually far more limited during that winter months…this individual, interim or otherwise, would then have a brief period to make some sort of assessment before the January window closed…we simply can’t afford another mid-season rinse and repeat reset

  2. Maybe Arteta can find another fading Brazilian to pay £200k a week like Willian and Luiz. And then realise they were no better than what we had.
    Hopefully the only window this novice will see this summer are the ones on his house as he cleans them while looking in the situations vacant column

  3. When are we going to realize it is not about buying players only. Why should Arteta be given any cash when he has succeeded in mismanaging the squad we have. See the way Pirlo and Lampard mismanaged their teams. Let us see the little improvement with the team he has before giving him cash or are you saying Leceister, everton, Villa, westham, Leeds have a better team than Arsenal.

  4. God, he is shameless and has no sense of responsbility/accountabilitt. I hope they just kick him out after Villarreal.
    Even if Arsenal won EL somehow, ge should just leave.

  5. I would not trust Arteta with a penny if he doesn’t win the EL, he is ruining this club and no European football means he has failed in his mission. No EL no Arteta, EL and three months, thats more than fair. Get us out of this nightmare!

  6. Arteta has been our problem for the most part of the season. He hasn’t got a first team since he took over, every game is a new team with different formations. The inconsistencies of the team is a result of he being inconsistent in team selection and formation. We are so sideways in every game and that tells you it is the manager’s tactics the team is playing.

    Honestly we have a very good team but only if we can get a manager that can use them well. Take a look at Chelsea, there has been no addition since Tuchel took over but look what he has done with the team Lampard was struggling with. A team like Arsenal does not need a rookie coach, but it tells you everything about the owner they don’t care about the fans as long they are making money.

    One thing they are failing to realise is the money comes from the fans. I trust this time around we boycott buying of season tickets and merchandise then they will realise the power we have.

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