Mikel Arteta on injuries, transfer wishes and departures

“We are really active as you can see with ins and outs."

by Sead Dedovic
Mikel Arteta on injuries, transfer wishes and departures

Arsenal will open the English Premiership with a match against Brentford on Friday. What worries the fans are the injuries of some players. Mikel Arteta revealed the current situation regarding injuries; “Three out of four are gonna be training this afternoon if everything goes well hopefully they are going to be in the squad”.

- he said, as quoted by football365. Tierney and Tomiyasu’s injuries are the reasons why fans are upset; “The reason why they got those persistent injuries are for different reasons – probably the squad didn’t enable them to recover & not play them when it was necessary, they were too tired… sometimes we had to rush them”.

Areteta is happy with the transfer deadline, and one of the biggest reinforcements is Gabriel Jesus; “We are really active as you can see with ins and outs. Everything is still open it’s a long window. It’s incredible how much business the club has already done.

It’s not going to stop. “The role that Gabi [Jesus] has here is going to be very different to what Gabi had at his previous club. “It’s always been my team. We have changed the squad. The players we have are more specific and better to the way we want to play obviously”.

Bernd Leno

Bernd Leno is one of the players who left the club; “With Bernd at the end it was just a professional relationship that was difficult to sustain,” Arteta explained. “I spoke to him last night and he’s a man who will be remembered here.

“In football, you have to make decisions to play the way you want to play. Bernd has found a move he’s really happy with and we wish him all the best”. What fans are happy about is the fact that Martin Odegaard is the team's new captain; “This season we had the opportunity to do it the way that I believe could work.

We chose a player in Martin who has been with us for 18 months and represents the values of the club in the perfect way. “He’s respected by all the dressing room and admired by the staff. I’m happy to have someone like him, he’s enjoying the responsibility and he’s going to need some support”.

Mikel Arteta