If there’s one thing more noticeable than the frustration of Arsenal fans this summer, it’s the repeated calls from senior first team players for the club to make signings.
Now, for the second time in as many weeks, Mikel Arteta has urged the club to get the chequebook out and bring in new faces ahead of the start of the Premier League season.
““If the club can target players who will improve the team they are going to be very welcome because that is what we want — a better team, better players to compete and win trophies,” said the lego-haired Spaniard.
“The club is working on that. It is in their hands and I am sure they are going to do it.”
So far, as we all know, the only arrival has been Yaya Sanogo while the exit door has been spinning like a top. Let’s hope another public call for the manager and the club to get busy will be heeded.
Arsenal players on record about signings
Jack Wilshere, August 3rd – “New signings and big players always bring confidence.
Lukas Podolski, July 24th – “I’m happy when players come in. When a big striker or a big defender comes in, they help the team and they help me.”
Wojciech Szczesny, July 22nd – “This season the only thing that everyone is talking about is ‘Who is Arsenal going to bring in? It makes us feel stronger and more united as a team.”
Bacary Sagna, July 19th – “I believe that we can challenge for the title with a couple of good signings.”
Olivier Giroud, July 17th – “I am for his [Luis Suarez] arrival. I’m not afraid of competition.”
Jack Wilshere, July 16th – “Everyone talks about the names at the training ground. We’re saying: ‘You heard about this player or that player? It would give everyone such a massive lift.”
Mikel Arteta, July 15th – “The club have said they are going to be very ambitious in the market and have got the financial resources to get big players. I think it’s about time.”