Arsenal owners KSE will ‘definitely’ back Mikel Arteta in the upcoming summer transfer window following a successful season, according to journalist Dean Jones.
THE LOWDOWN: TURNAROUND
The Gunners have surprised many fans, pundits and reporters alike with their displays in 2021/22 and are currently within touching distance of qualifying for the final Champions League spot, providing they beat Spurs on Thursday night.
Arteta’s men overcame a slow start to the season, losing their opening three Premier League games, to put themselves on the verge of Europe’s elite cup competition – a spectacular turnaround.
The Gunners spent heavily last summer, and considering their upturn in results, it has indeed been vindicated, securing the signatures of Benjamin White, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares for a combined £150 million.
However, Arteta is once again expected to be handed a sizeable budget by owners KSE to improve his first-team squad after displaying his true potential as a manager in recent months.
THE LATEST: THEY’LL BACK ARTETA
Jones believes the Gunners will “have to make signings” ahead of next season as their squad is “not deep enough” and is confident that Arteta will receive the funding he requires to do so.
He told GiveMeSport: “I definitely think they’ll back Arteta. I think that they’ve got to; there’s European football on the horizon, the squad’s not deep enough anyway, so they have to make signings.
“The level of those signings we’ll only know once we know if they’ve qualified for the Champions League or not.”
THE VERDICT: FANS WILL BE EXCITED
Gunners fans will surely be excited by Jones’ update on KSE’s potential investment into Arteta’s squad.
Providing the club does go on to secure Champions League football for next season, the squad will of course require new blood to challenge both in Europe and domestically.
Under Arteta’s tutelage, the north London outfit have shown that they are moving in the direction and strengthening the squad with the right recruits bringing quality and cohesion to the squad could well mean that they go on to challenge the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Considering the kind of players they have been linked with this summer, Lautaro Martinez, Gabriel Jesus, Youri Tielemans and Raheem Sterling, it certainly signals a promising summer ahead and most of all a successful future under the Spaniard’s leadership.