Arteta begs the board of Arsenal to spend a lot of money on his team, despite being ‘proud’ of Liverpool’s victory
‘The gap between the two teams today is huge … you need quality players’: Mikel Arteta begs the Arsenal board to spend a lot of money improving his team, despite being’ very proud ‘of the’ fight from his team in beating champion Liverpool
- Arsenal led to a 2-1 victory over Premier League champion Liverpool
- The Gunners have had a dramatic and frustrating season, but are progressing
- Mikel Arteta seems to improve them, but insists that reinforcements are needed
- The Spaniard wants a facelift at Arsenal and hopes that money will become available
Mikel Arteta is desperate for Arsenal to bring in big gains this summer, despite his team’s surprising 2-1 win over Premier League champions Liverpool.
Goals by Alexander Lacazette and Reiss Nelson were enough for the Gunners to sink Jurgen Klopp’s husband, earning him an essential three points in their pursuit of the Europa League qualifying.
After taking over caregiver Freddie Ljungberg after the disastrous collapse of Unai Emery in late 2019, Arteta has shown promising signs, with the Emirates side winning five of their last seven games to revive their European push.
Mikel Arteta is desperate to see Arsenal add quality to his squad in the summer window
Arteta called for gains despite Liverpool’s stunning 2-1 win over Liverpool
The Spaniard wants a makeover in the dressing room and needs money for that
Next season, however, is a different story and asked the Spaniard if he has enough money available to rebuild his squad: “A big concern, you need quality, quality players and a big squad to participate in these competitions. It is a challenge.’
The former midfielder has repeatedly promised a brutal approach in North London, warning his players to come on board with his ideas or to be replaced.
Arteta’s words foreshadow summer spending – with Matteo Guendouzi already looking forward to leaving after a fight with his boss.
Alexander Lacazette scored when the Gunners rebounded from the defeat in North London Derby
While they have to save leftovers this season, Arteta’s ultimate mission is to bring Arsenal back to the Champions League – a task that’s still a long way off with its current options.
Perhaps the most important of those scraps will be fought out in the next Gunners game, versus Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal.
After reversing the two-year UEFA ban in City, Arsenal could be the best route to European football through the FA Cup next season, and the Spaniard is delighted to enter the crunch fixture with shock gains with confidence.
“In terms of energy and happiness in the dressing room for the semifinals, it’s a good medicine,” added Arteta.
“To beat this team you have to have moments in the game when you take your chances, defend and be lucky.
The Gunners are now confidently preparing for their crunch Manchester City clash
“I was concerned after 1-0 how we would react. We could choose a moment and believe again.
“We’re going for both, our maximum, it’s just a few games, so we’ll keep going. The gap between the two teams today is huge, we can’t improve in two months, but justification, the battle is now equal and I’m very proud of that. The rest takes a while.
Arsene (Wenger) has done incredible things and was very successful. I haven’t done anything yet. We need faith to move in the direction. ‘