Mikel Arteta: Disciplined Arsenal avoided repeat of panic signing mistake in on Deadline Day

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal did everything in their power to make signings on Deadline Day, but stayed disciplined to avoid making costly panic signings.

The Gunners moved swiftly in the summer transfer window to bring Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner to the Emirates before the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season, but injuries forced them back into the market as the deadline loomed.

After seeing a third and final bid of £25m rejected by Aston Villa for midfielder Douglas Luiz, Arsenal concluded their summer business at five signings, with Arteta refusing to bring an unsuitable player to the club for the sake of it.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Super Sunday trip to Manchester United – live on Sky Sports – Arteta said of their fruitless attempts on Deadline Day: “Yesterday we could have done something if it was the right player, the right deal, and something we could afford.

“Sometimes you have to react to something that happens, we would have done that, it was a real possibility yesterday. We tried but then we kept the discipline to say it had to be the right player for the team and the club.”

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He continued: “We have done a lot of things still to do in this squad, you see the amount of departures compared to the players we have recruited.

“The club has done a phenomenal job and put everything on the table to bring the profile of players we want. We did our business early, but unfortunately in the last 72 hours Thomas [Partey] got injured and then we had to react.


Title: Mikel Arteta: Disciplined Arsenal avoided repeat of panic signing mistake in on Deadline Day
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Published Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 14:00:00 BST

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