Arsenal’s £335m transfer masterplan leaves Mikel Arteta with zero excuses

Arsenal’s £335m transfer masterplan leaves Mikel Arteta with zero excuses

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will have zero excuses if his side don’t see substantial improvement and are unable to reach their goals this season. Champions League qualification has got to be a must this term after yet another summer of high spending from the north London side.

Arsenal ultimately fell short of finishing in the Premier League top four last season. It was in their hands with two games remaining but a dire display at Newcastle handed Tottenham the initiative.

Arteta cannot afford his team to do the same this season because his job could well be on the line if they do. The Spaniard cannot complain about not being backed in the transfer market.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is set to become the Gunners’ fifth signing of the window for a fee that could rise to £32million. That will take the summer outlay to over £115m and all reports suggest they’re not finished yet.

It is the second successive summer Arsenal have spent big after splashing out around £145m on six new faces in 2021. In fact, Zinchenko’s arrival will take the total expenditure on new signings in Arteta’s reign to around £335m.

The Kroenkes have often been criticised in the past for not coughing up the funds Arsenal have needed. Arsene Wenger must be wondering where this cash was during his latter years at the club.

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