Star names still want to sign for Arsenal, claims adamant boss Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta is adamant that the world’s top players will still want to play for Arsenal even if they don’t qualify for Europe next season.
Arteta is no fool and knows that he has taken over an Arsenal side that needs alot of work and a bit of money spent on it over the next few seasons in order to get the club back competing at the very top of the game.
There is very little chance that Arsenal will be able to get back into Europe this season, with the FA Cup their only route back, and that has led to concerns from fans that the club will not be able to land their top targets in the transfer window.
But Arteta insists that is not the case: “Yes,” he said, when asked if Arsenal would still be able to attract top players.
“Because we’ve an incredible history, an incredible structure, in a beautiful city and a style of play that attracts players. I’m telling you now because when I am closer to the market now when I speak to people, a lot of players want to play for Arsenal.”
“What I need to do first of all is do my work as good as possible, improve this team and the players individually as much as possible and get the maximum out of that,” said the Spaniard.
“Then what we need to do at the end of the season is see the direction we want to take, agree on the ambition of the football club and realise that where we are the demands are going to be huge.
“It doesn’t matter what we do, that’s never going to be change because it’s linked to our history and our success, and move from there.”
Arsenal are a big club that could attract big players, but with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United all looking like a more attractive move to the Premier League, can they really get the big players that will send statements?