Press conference

Arteta on the rest of the transfer window

There is not much time left of the summer transfer window - so what can Arsenal fans expect over the coming hours?

Mikel Arteta was asked about it at length by the media on Sunday - and this is what he said:
on how confident he feels about signings…
Well I am confident we know exactly what we want to do, we are all trying our best to finalise the deals that we want, whether that is sending someone on loan or bringing someone in. We have a complete connection and cohesion between Edu and myself, the board and the ownership, so let’s see what happens in the next 36 hours.
on whether Guendouzi, Kolasinac and Torreira will leave…
I cannot comment unfortunately right now, there are things going on behind the scenes but at the moment there is nothing different.
on whether he expects to sign at least one player…
I don’t know. What I can guarantee is that we are doing our maximum for that to happen, whether we are going to achieve it or not, I don’t know.
on bringing in new midfield options...
I cannot discuss the players that we want but we recognise certain positions that we believe we are short in. First of all in numbers and then adding different qualities to complement each other and this is what we are trying to do.
on if he has a message for the Arsenal fans...
I think that I always try to be really honest and clear. Believe me that the ownership, the board, myself, are doing everything we can to maximise the resources we have to improve the team and to sustain and keep the players that are in this club to make this club successful. I have 100% backing from them. It's not just words, it's reality. Whoever knows me, if it wasn't like that I wouldn't say it but I say it because I feel it and it's true.

on financial restrictions...
Whatever we can do, whether it's ourselves or the owner, they are willing to do it to support us, to back us, because I feel that they believe in what we are trying to do.

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