Spaniard Mikel Arteta was a deadline day £ 10 million signing for Arsenal. He was one of players brought in after the humiliating 8-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
This is one of the biggest defeats suffered by Arsenal in their history and it was largely blamed due to the lack of new players in the team at the start of the campaign. Arsenal could be repeating history again because they have so far brought in only one player and that too on a free transfer. They have been in discussions with the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid to sign their players, but those attempts are proving futile.
Despite the lack of new names at the club, midfielder Arteta is confident that the club will be able to bring in a few names before the end of the transfer window. Arteta was a player who was capable of playing just behind the striker. He was primarily a playmaker, but the 30-year-old has been utilised as a defensive midfielder by Arsenal recently. This is due to the lack of players in this position following the departure of Alex Song. The club, though, have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich defensive midfielder Luis Gustavo, which could put Arteta in a more advanced position once again.
“It will happen. I have no doubts about it. It takes time but I know the boss is working really hard on it, and the board as well. It will happen for sure. I am very convinced but the great players normally come at the end of the transfer window. The clubs work hard to keep their best players and I think Arsenal will do well in the transfer window. I think we are going to start the season with new faces. That is what we are all hoping for,” said Arteta.