Mikel Arteta crossesroads to make sure Arsenal doesn’t repeat the same mistake “joke”trio


Mikel Arteta might have identified his top priorities for this summer, but Arsenal must not repeat last season’s failure to finish in the top four with their transfer deals

Arsenal’s priority this summer is to sign players ahead of a demanding new season. However, it must also ensure that the club doesn’t repeat past mistakes.

Mikel Arteta, Gunners boss, continues to build his Emirates team. The club needs to make sure they are being creative in the market and not adding players to their current squad. Signings in the past have often backfired.

Back in 2020, following the Spaniard’s arrival in 2019, the Gunners spent £70million on new recruits. It’s safe to say that the club didn’t benefit from it – in fact, it made things worse.

Jamie Carragher even asked the question “nonsense”Following the instructions, you can find the location of the club in the following: “joke”CedricSoares, David Luiz, and Willian were among the signings. The trio were awarded bumper contracts at the club, with Willian in particular earning around £200,000 per week.

The Gunners suffered a poor start to the season and finished 15th in the Premier League, with only four wins in eleven games. However, Sky Sports’ pundit, who defended Arteta and pointed out the club’s recruitment strategy, praised Arteta.

“I think Mikel Arteta is a manager, for me, there might be talk about him being under pressure now but the situation he’s in, I wouldn’t even think about Mikel Arteta’s position,”Carragher spoke out to Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football in 2020. “I really like Mikel Arteta. There’s a lot of nonsense around the club – bringing players, buying players.

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“Some signings are a joke, I believe. Willian should be brought in. [David] Luiz in, Cedric [Soares] in. Is Kia Joorabchian signing for the club?

“Mikel Arteta has brought in Thomas Partey and Gabriel. They look like Arsenal’s two best players at this moment, certainly early stages this season. They’ve had four managers and three CEOs since 2018. Just stick with Arteta. But there’s going to be a lot of pain for Arsenal.”

The boss spent £150m in signings last season, including the signings of Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Nuno Tavares – some of whom have had a successful time at the Emirates thus far. Odegaard, who scored seven goals and provided five assists in 40 games across all competitions, is undoubtedly the best performer of last campaign.

And so far this summer, the club has spent £8.8m in signings, with the incoming arrivals of goalkeeper Matt Turner and Marquinhos. As the Spaniard continues his priority on the Gabriel Jesus, Youri Telemans and Christopher Nkunku deals, there are more to come. Reports suggest the club are willing to spend a whooping £100m on the RB Leipzig talisman.

Arteta knows what to do after their disappointing finish in last season’s top four and thus missing out on Champions League football. “Now we have to start to add the top-quality pieces that they are not necessarily at 18, 19 or 20-years-old,”He Back in May.

“We will do what it takes to get better in every department. Not only the age group but in terms of the quality, in terms of leadership, in terms of the goal threat, in terms of the physicality of this team that we need to improve as well so there are a lot of areas.”Arteta must also be certain that the signings they make will reap rewards for them next season.