Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will not be under pressure if the Gunners fail to make a positive start to the upcoming season as he is ‘on the same page’ as the Emirates Stadium hierarchy and has been heavily backed in the transfer market, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
The Gunners have spent close to £120million since the summer window opened for business and, with the deadline not being until September 1, Arteta could still lure more fresh faces to north London.
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Who have Arsenal signed so far?
Arsenal’s raid of Manchester City began with striker Gabriel Jesus swapping the Etihad Stadium for the Emirates Stadium after a £45million agreement was struck.
The Gunners returned to the reigning Premier League champions to take Oleksandr Zinchenko off their hands for up to £32million.
Those transfers were completed after midfielder Fabio Vieira had been prised away from Portuguese giants Porto for £34million.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner will provide Aaron Ramsdale with competition between the sticks after making the switch from Major League Soccer franchise New England Revolution.
Teenage forward Marquinhos became Arsenal’s first signing of the summer, with him arriving from Sao Paulo.
What has Dharmesh Sheth said about Arteta?
Arsenal will get the 2022/23 campaign underway with a trip to Crystal Palace and Sheth believes Arteta is not under immediate pressure.
The Sky Sports reporter feels the Spaniard’s job is safe at the Emirates Stadium as he has the full backing of owners Stan and Josh Kroenke.
Sheth told GIVEMESPORT: “Some of these players that Arsenal are buying are very, very young. That tells its own story because it’s telling Mikel Arteta that he (Kroenke) wants to build something.
“They’ve got such a young squad and if they don’t hit the ground running, I don’t think that would put any pressure on Arteta in his position, simply because everyone in the hierarchy at Arsenal are on the same page and saying ‘we’re going to build this squad’.
“It might take a little bit of time, but the green shoots were there last season with the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka being first team regulars. They’ve brought in another 19-year-old in Marquinhos, who they’ll hope to blood into the squad this season as well.
“I think, long-term and short-term, it’s looking very, very good for Arsenal. With regard to the long-term, I think Arteta’s their man.”
What year did Arsenal move into the Emirates Stadium?
How have Arsenal performed under Arteta?
Arteta was appointed as Arsenal’s boss in December 2019 and he made an immediate impact by leading the Gunners to FA Cup glory just a matter of months later.
The north Londoners have secured 73 wins in the 130 matches since the 40-year-old took over the managerial reins.
However, last season ended on a disappointing note as Arsenal finished just two points adrift of Champions League qualification.
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