Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, admits that the club must buy new players in order to win the Premier League.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits his team has to strengthen in the summer market if they are to win the Premier League next season.
Manchester City defeated Arteta’s team to win the 2022-23 championship.
The Gunners have been linked with a deal for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, as well as Chelsea forward Kai Havertz.
“Next season is going to be the toughest league in Premier League history,” Arteta predicted.
“Why? It was already last year. I’ve lived in England for 22 years and have never seen such a competitive level. So much excellence, so much organization, so many resources, and so many excellent coaches.
“That is the standard, and to win the Premier League, you must be the best.” That is why you must fortify.”
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Although Arsenal finished second and qualified for the Champions League, Arteta says it still “hurts.”
“To this day, it still hurts me deep inside not to have won the Premier League after 10 months of fighting with City,” he added.
“Three or four key players were injured, and everything became complicated from there.” We were consistent when we had the entire team. It wasn’t enough for us when troubles arose.
“We were up against the best team in the world, the best squad in the world, and the best coach in the world.”
“We had no other choice but to accept it and shake hands with the champion.”