Arsenal fans were agreeing with head coach Mikel Arteta after the Spaniard’s comments on signing someone in the current transfer window.
In his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Chelsea, the former Manchester City assistant coach claimed that he wouldn’t be unhappy if the club didn’t make a signing this month as he doesn’t want to make signings for the sake of it (via football.london). The north London outfit have been guilty of making panic buys in recent transfers with last year’s acquisition of Denis Suarez the stand-out example.
The former Barcelona player ended up playing just over 100 minutes for the side after joining on loan from the Catalan giants (via Transfermarkt). He scored no goals and contributed no assists as the Emirates Stadium giants refused to take up their option to sign him on a permanent deal.
Fans were left agreeing with their boss on not making signings for the sake of it as they took to Twitter to react to his comments. Here is a selection of tweets from Gooners:
I wouldn’t care if we signed no one
— Ahmed Y Jirde (@ahmedam112) January 20, 2020
I would not be upset either. Our season is over already. I don’t want another useless signings like Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Mustafi, Xhaka. No team will sell their key players in January.
— INVINCEARSENAL (@INVINCEARSENAL) January 20, 2020
I’m behind you 100% on this Mikel, no more deadwood or short term signing. PL this season almost over for us. You should focus on how you drill your tactics in training harder than in matches & choose the right line ups based on your game plans, not big name. We trust you. COYG!
— 🟪↘️R2 (@NationArmband) January 20, 2020
Arteta is right
— Jonathan Lenz (@jlenz98) January 20, 2020
No more stop gap signings. We need proper recruitment https://t.co/Gv32QRrazg
— Matt Green (@Matt_Gr33n) January 20, 2020
If the right players are not available please dont sign anyone for the sake of signing lets wait and do real business in the summer!!!
— mcdonaldjombe (@14mcdee14) January 20, 2020
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