Arsenal’s pursuit for a striker failed to hit the right chord after a chase for Vlahovic went south with the Serbian signing for the Italian outfit, Juventus. The other options which were put under the radar by Mikel Arteta included the likes of Alexander Isak but Real Sociedad had an extravagant release clause and that move didn’t materialize either.
Arteta made it clear that the signings from now on needs to be well within their budget and should be more prone towards making the club a much better place with a long-term goal.
This is what Mikel Arteta had to say about Arsenal and its transfer policy
The decision showcased Arsenal in decent colours after the club has been enlisted in the list of the five clubs with the highest splurges since 2012. The club has also racked up the unwanted record of shelling out the third-highest net pay with minimal impact on the club’s fabric.
The best part about the Gunners currently is a philosophy that Mikel Arteta and Edu have jointly put together to ensure that the money that the club will be spending must be wise and properly channeled.
The message from Arteta is loud and clear that he wants players who must be focused to get perspectives in place and drive the club forward.
The Athletic reported that the Gooners have turned down the opportunity to onboard Argentine striker, Mauro Icardi from PSG. PSG wanted to land Aubameyang that gave birth to the idea of a swap deal that will involve Icardi and Auba.
The most important aspect of Arsenal is that Arteta and Edu are making it a mandate if a player doesn’t abide by the values of the club, then he will have no space in the squad.
Arteta expressed his happiness about the outfit to the club, quoting, “We did what we believed was the right thing to do. The squad composition and contracts were catching up, be fair with players who haven’t had a lot of minutes. We had a clear plan of what we can do but then it has to be doable.”
He concluded by saying, “Edu and his team have done a great job. We are very clear we only want the best people and the best players at this club. When we are in a rush and the reasons to get a player on board are not the right ones, we didn’t do it.”