Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has disclosed he has ‘full faith’ in Arsenal’s hierarchy and that he has also not been sending messages about the club’s financing.
Coming off the 2-1 victory over The Reds, Arteta disclosed fears of likely not going to be able to be funded during the coming transfer window as he fears possibilities of missing out the top 4 again with same exact squad.
Over the recent few years, the North London side has seen their finance suffer a huge draw down as they miss out on the 4th UEFA Champions league competition back-to-back.
Likely chances they are going to miss Europa League games as well, there are greater chances of a major financial set backs looking at the effects and damages done by the global pandemic.Embed from Getty Images
Back in April, Arsenal Director, Josh Kroenke stated that the club was running a “Champions League wage bill on an Europa League Budget”, as he reflected on the fact the club has players as Mesut Ozil earning £350,000 a week while they still can’t make it to the Champions League.
There has been a major change in the back-end of the club since the departure of Arsene Wenger, with Raul Sanllehi as the head of football and technical director Edu overseeing recruitment.
on Friday morning, former Arsenal captain Tony Adams called out pair in a talkSPORT interview on Friday claiming they were “out of their depth” at Arsenal but its appears Mikel Arteta believes otherwise.Embed from Getty Images
“I have full faith,” he said.
“I have a really good relationship with Raul, with Edu, with Vinai [Venkatesham, managing director] and direct contact with the owners.
“We know what we want to do. That’s not the issue, for sure.
“There are many different aspects. Obviously the financial one, depending on where we finish, is one. Depending on the future of a few players and obviously depending on the transfer market.
“We don’t know the type of transfer market we are going to find. It is something unique, it never happened and there are a lot of question marks around that.”Embed from Getty Images
Mikel Arteta went on to stress that his past comment about the club likely not going to provide him funds wasn’t actually a veiling warning to the club as he also shared he has been in regular contact with club owner, Stan Kroenke.
“That was misinterpreted. It wasn’t my intention,” he said when asked if he was sending a message with his comments.
“We work so closely with everyone at the club, with the owners to put the plan that we need to take the club forward. Everybody has the same ambition, we are in all of this together.Embed from Getty Images
“But if you ask me if I know right now what do I have and how can I do it, I’m sorry but I don’t know because there are a lot of questions that we cannot resolve right now with the situation we have.
“One is financially and the other one is because we do not know if we are in Europe, and because we have players that we don’t know what’s going to happen [with]. That’s the reality.
“It’s not about sending a message, we all have the same objective which is to try to bring the club back as quickly as possible, fighting with the top teams in the country and in Europe and that’s it, and I want to do that as quickly as possible.Embed from Getty Images
“I speak with them [Kroenke and the directors] and I have a really, really good and open relationship, that’s why when you mention that I am surprised because I don’t need to do that.
“I can make a phone call and speak to them and they have been very, very supportive from the first day that I joined the club and they were very much participating in the decision to bring me back here – and the same with Raul and Vinai and Edu.
“There are no gaps or friction or anything there.”
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