Arsenal will sign players in the summer, admits Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club is going to sign players in the summer after a clear-out of senior names at the Emirates. 

The Gunners failed to bring any new face despite a number of exits during the January transfer window. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was one of the biggest departures after joining Barcelona on a free transfer while the likes of Sead Kolašinac and Callum Chambers also moved on on permanent deals.

A number of players will be out of contract in the summer including Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, and Mohamed Elneny. Arteta admits the club will need to bring in new players during the summer in a bid to bolster the squad. 

“This is not happening in one or two windows, unfortunately, but I think we are on the right path and I really believe so,” said the Spaniard. 

“We are going to have some contracts that are ending [in the summer] and we are going to have to make a decision regarding where we are and we have the option to do that.”

“We have players on loan that we are developing as well to understand where they can be and how much of a contribution they can have in the squad and obviously we are going to have to sign players in the summer, that’s without a question of a doubt.”

“That’s something that we discuss here internally, with Edu personally all the time, with the team. You have to raise those ideas and the vision you have towards the owners, which are completely in line and they have been extremely supportive with us.”

Arsenal will be in action tonight against Wolverhampton tonight in a Premier League tie. 

See also: Arsenal to open contract talks with Saka, reveals Mikel Arteta 

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