Arsenal doing all they can to finalise late deals

Mikel Arteta has reassured Arsenal fans both he and the club are doing all they can to bolster the squad before the transfer window closes on Monday night.

Arsenal have plenty of business to do before the international transfer window shuts at 11pm on Monday.

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Supporters have already begun to vocalise their frustrations on social media as time runs out and they fear Arsenal won’t get everything done.

Arteta, however, has reassured fans the club are doing all they can and any business that doesn’t happen won’t be due to a lack of effort.

“I think that I am always, even when I am here, trying to be really honest and clear,” he said.

“Believe me, that the ownership, the board, Edu and myself are doing everything we can to maximise the resources we have to improve the team, and sustain and keep the players that are in this club, to make this club successful. 

“I have 100 per cent backing from them and it is not just words, this is reality. And whoever knows me, if it wasn’t like that I would not say that. I say it because I feel it and it is true.

“Whatever we can do, whether it is ourselves or the owners, they are willing to do it to support us, to back us, because I feel they believe in what we are trying to do.

“I am confident that we know exactly what we want to do, that we are all trying our best to finalise the deals that we want – whether it is sending people on loan or bringing someone in. 

“We have complete connection and cohesion between myself, Edu, the board and the ownership. Let’s see what happens in the next 36 hours.

“I cannot comment unfortunately right now [on specific deals]. There are things going on behind the scenes. At the moment there is nothing definite.”

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