Arsenal sporting director on new signings, Champions League and goals

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Arsenal sporting director on new signings, Champions League and goals

Arsenal is building a serious team for the next season, and Oleksandr Zinchenko is just one of the reinforcements from whom they expect a lot. "We are very excited to have brought Zinchenko, because he is really the player we wanted.

He was among our targets, we planned his transfer for six months in order to 'feed' the position and enable Mikel to have the players he needs to make the desired game. We believe that he has the necessary quality and characteristics to improve our game," Edu (Arsenal's sports director) said for skysports.

"Mikel knows him better than other people in the club, because they worked together in Manchester City. He had good experiences with it, the feedback was positive. Not only about his football qualities, but also about his personality, which is very important for us"

Gabriel Jesus is the striker they needed for a long time. Now that he is here, he will have the opportunity to show his class. "We are proud to have a player like Gabriel Jesus in the team. The process of his engagement lasted about seven months.

We talked, there was understanding on both sides, because he had many other possibilities"

CL and next season

Arsenal will not play in the Champions League and therefore most of the players did not want to play for them.

"Despite the fact that we did not qualify for the Champions League, we brought almost 100 percent of the players we wanted. I understand that the players want to play in the Champions League, but I think that Arsenal can offer them something special, even though they are not playing in it.

The Champions League is not everything, there is something to it when you are part of a group that can achieve great achievements. I always ask the players if they want to be part of the project, of what we are building... I am sure that we will do something special for this club. I explained it to the boys"