‘There are still a lot of things to be done’ Arteta says Arsenal’s transfer business is far from being over

Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal is still not done with the transfer market even though their Premier League season gets underway on Friday.

The Gunners have had an interesting summer window that has seen the likes of Nuno Tavares and Ben White join them.

They are still being linked with the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Houssem Aouar, though the fear is that not much more will be done.

However, Arteta seems to have other plans in mind and claims that there are a lot more things that can happen before the window closes.

The Gunners need a new creative midfielder, a goalkeeper and a striker.

This has made it hard for rumours of a transfer for the likes of Manuel Locatelli and Tammy Abraham to go away.

In a statement that seems to confirm that they want these players, Arteta says the door is still open for them to sign new stars.

‘Anything is possible and there are still a lot of things to be done,’ said Arteta as quoted by The Daily Mail.

 ‘It’s been a difficult transfer window and probably a lot of things will happen in the last week or so.

‘They (the fans) need to be excited and see a team capable of competing. Our history is related to that. That’s the aim. And that should be the objective.’

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28 Comments

  1. Dan kit says:

    Pretty sure I’ve heard this line for the past decade .
    Rinse and repeat comes to mind .
    How they haven’t got players in before we actually kick off the season is unforgivable .
    Should be 3 points Friday then we play 2 favourites for the title so with the same team and manager as last season it’s not hard to figure out how these games end up .
    Out of all the teams that are the so called top 6 we should have got in early to rectify our massive disadvantages form last season .
    Talk about stringing the fans along on this merry go around of mediocrity .

    1. MartinelliTheBench says:

      MA just got voted 19th out of 20 out ofthe EPL managers🤣 even Vieira got voted above him!

      Grand total of 0.2% of the votes.

      1. A J says:

        Hi MTB

        What poll, would like to give it a look.

        1. MartinelliTheBench says:

          Sky Bet, Fans Hope Survey.

          1. SueP says:

            Not MORI then?

          2. A J says:

            Ah Sky – aka The MUFC fan club.

            I could only find this;

            Sky Bet’s Fan Hope Survey – Do United Fans Still Think They’re in a Title Race?

            Where is Arteta mentioned ?

            The “ fans hope” table shows teams only – no managers?

      2. Admin Pat says:

        Fuxache, we haven’t even kicked a ball this season!
        Give him a month at least…

        1. SueP says:

          You’d wonder!
          There is a sense off glee about some half baked poll.

          1. A J says:

            SueP.

            I,ve had a look, “half baked” is being kind 😂

    2. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      Spot on DK…he can’t even commit to concrete terms when he’s spewing these all-too-familiar lip service refrains(“related to” & “should be”)…although I don’t put much stock in the whole survey gig, it is interesting that someone who gets a disproportionate amount of platitudes, considering the results he’s achieved thus far, got such an exceedingly low rating

  2. Durand says:

    Agreed, same comments reused over the last decade. On pace for last day panic buy as usual, so that’s only thing consistent through all the managerial and management changes.

    Itsa new year and a chance of doing better, but “excited” seems a bit excessive.

    I’ll wait until window closes before considering any excitement, a lot yet to be done.

    Attacking football would be exciting, but so far it seems same ole same ole negative football.

  3. Voyageur says:

    Almost every team will bring on players over the last few weeks so I totally understand why everything isn’t done and dusted. Although like many wish the window closed before the season started.

    The only position that worries me is keeper as of anything happens to Leno in these first few games, Edu will be looking at a king’s ransom to bring in anyone of quality.

  4. PJ-SA says:

    Well season starts tomorrow so in my opinion way too late like normal!

    Any new player now will take a month or 2 to integrate into the team and come to terms with our ridiculous tactics.

    What happened to the transfer plans that were well thought through and we knew EXACTLY who we were going for….also promised all business would be done early. MA and Edu are jokers.

    1. Ozziegunner says:

      So much for Arteta wanting a preseason to prepare for the coming season. A bit hard for players who haven’t arrived yet.

  5. Defund The Media says:

    Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth on The Transfer Show:

    “Arsenal continue to keep an eye on Martin Odegaard’s situation at Real Madrid. He’s got two years remaining on his contract but reports in Spain continue to say Real may consider letting him leave. Make no mistake about it, Arsenal will be front of that queue”

    Sigh…..

    1. Defund The Media says:

      Also I think they are playing fast and loose with the word “queue” lol

      1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

        no doubt…it’s hard to have a queue of ONE

  6. Sabs says:

    Chase Aouar all of summer 2020 and not follow through for financial reasons so they say… 12 months later, same Aouar is now available for “peanuts”, a reported 25m but now we’re apparently all in for Madison at 65m. This reads like something from a novel lol.

  7. Quincy Okereke says:

    We all want to see new faces in our club but not to the extent where clubs will stiff us on a deal.. a lot of clubs haven’t added much players like we saw last season and there’s a reason for that.. a lot of us can’t wait for us to lose a game so they can visit moaners island.. the market is not fluid.. clubs are not willing to pay and would want to stiff buyers on any deals.. I can not blame MA for not being able to recruit players but I will blame him for not getting the best out of the players he got.. a lot of coaches will win big things with this squad but I fear MA is not experienced enough to get anything out from this squad.. I always reference Tuchel and the Chelsea turn around.. they were absolutely shit after we beat them but they quickly fired Lamps and today they are world champions I would swear when we demolished them they were done but a change in management proved to be the game changer.. I think it’s time we tell ourselves the truth the squad is not the best but teams with far more inferior players are ahead of us on the table last season MA is the problem he needs to go back to the drawing board if he got one!

  8. LUCKY JAMES says:

    I’m just scared for the future of Arsenal

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      you and me both

  9. VasC says:

    “They (the fans) need to be excited and see a team capable of competing. Our history is related to that. That’s the aim. And that should be the objective.”

    Our “MOST RECENT” history is two 8th place finish in the league table. So, 8th place in the league is the aim. And finishing 8th in the league should be the objective.

    Is that what he was trying to tell the fans or did I miss something else???

  10. jon fox says:

    Unrelenting gloom from the usual non thinking gloom mongers who seem to take glee from predicting our downfall, despite – AND ODDLY TOO, YOU MIGHT THINK – claiming to be Arsenal SUPPORTERS! I THINK THEY ARE PATHETIC SPECIMENS OF HUMANITY AND OUGHT TO GET THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR ARSES AND START THINKING STRAIGHT.

    I am not MA’s biggest fan , far from it, but I RECOGNISE THAT TO KEEP CALLING FOR CONSTANT MANAGER CHANGES, WHEN OUR OWNER WILL NOT BACK THEM FINANCIALLY, WILL ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE, NOT BETTER.

    I FEEL LIKE A RARE ADULT AMONG A SEA OF INTELLECTUAL TODDLERS ON HERE AT TIMES. AND ITS WEARYING, GOODNESS KNOWS, KEEPING HEARING THE SAME SHREIKS AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR DAILY TANTRUMS AND THROWING THEIR TOYS OUT OF THE PRAM.

    They sicken me and are pathetic frankly!

    1. Reggie says:

      Jon, me personally i look at our club and i honestly feel distraught at what is actually happening. It is not being a doom merchant to say you are worried for the future because on the face of it we are a poorly run club with no real plan. Nobody outside Arsenal thinks we are doing well or the right thing, we are not considered a threat to top 6 any more. Our stock is the lowest it has been for years, we cant move previous bad buys on and we are selling players just to raise money, for the wrong reasons trying to right a wrong with another wrong. I will be cheering us on and praying for a win every game but ive never been so down on my club as i am now. WHY? Because of what is going on and i wont gloss over it.

    2. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      how quickly you forget Jon…why did WE rail so vehemently against the abject “settling” of our absentee landlord and when Wenger went all Santos and Kallstrom on us, if we were just going to simply accept managerial mediocrity in the here and now…you do realize that Xhaka is likely going to be a central figure in our squad moving forward, don’t you?

    3. Ozziegunner says:

      jon, don’t shoot the messages. If you believe everything at Arsenal is as it should be, good for you. If someone of your life experiences and time spent following professional football gives you faith that Arsenal FC is a well run enterprise, good for you. Many others apparently have concerns and shouldn’t be denigrated by you as “doom merchants” and “interlectual toddlers” . It says more about you, than them and doesn’t do you justice.

  11. Thumper says:

    “There’s still a lot of things to be done.”
    The season kicks off in 12 hours.

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