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Mikel Arteta makes first post-season transfer claim

Timothy Aiyeku

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Mikel Arteta

The season is now over for North London outfit Arsenal in the English Premier League and there is no take-home of any success but we expect a way forward.

As expected manager Mikel Arteta has made his first summer transfer claim as moving ahead is the next thing to do for the Gunners which is majorly the recruitment of new additions that will help to correct the wrongs.

The Spanish manager lamented the unavailability of defenders in the team due to long-term injuries, citing Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, and Pablo Mari.

According to him, their long-term absence really affected the team and there is a need to do something about, going forward.

This means that the defensive department will be the major focus for the Gunners team in the summer window.

Arsenal will welcome William Saliba into the team but that might not be enough if the Gunners must boast of anything next season and avoid the woes of the just concluded one.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta will be hoping to be supported by the club management with meaningful funds that will help him make good signings. It would be recalled that he cited Liverpool as an example of how they spent and got results, adding that it doesn’t happen by magic.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.