“Everything is still open; it’s a long window” – Mikel Arteta promises Arsenal transfer activity before deadline day

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has promised supporters of the London club that his team is still ‘really active’ in the market as he aims to make a solid end to the transfer window ahead of the new campaign.

The North London club kick off the League campaign with a trip to Crystal Palace tonight, being tipped as favourites to win in south London albeit at a ground they normally struggle at.

With new acquisitions Fabio Vieira, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus likely to play a major part in proceedings over the coming months, the manager will be pleased with his transfer activities so far after a poor start to the last campaign was due to a lack of quality acquisitions early on.

“We are really active, as you can see with [the] ins and outs. Everything is still open; it’s a long window,” Arteta said in his press conference as quoted by Daily Express.

“A lot happens. It’s incredible how much business the club has already done. It shows how competitive the season will be. It’s not going to stop.

“Some players will have the need to leave, some others to move. Everything is still open.”

With teams such as Manchester United, Tottenham and West Ham who will rival the Gunners all having strengthened, it is imperative that Arteta’s business this summer is spot on if the club are to compete in the Champions League once again.

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