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Arsenal will still sign new players, says Arteta

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal’s transfer business is far from complete.


The Gunners have signed playmaker Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea, while also spending a reported £22million initial fee on Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.


Despite their known financial struggles, summed up by the fact the club made 55 redundancies last month, Arsenal continue to be linked with moves for the likes of midfielders Daniel Partey and Houssem Aouar.


Arteta, who was promoted from head coach to first-team manager on Thursday, did little to quell speculation about future signings as he confirmed they are hopeful of more arrivals before the window closes on October 5.

Arteta discloses Arsenal stand in the transfer market after emerging new office as Team managerArteta discloses Arsenal stand in the transfer market after emerging new office as Team manager

“We are still active in the market, we are looking at different options,” he said on the eve of Arsenal’s Premier League opener away to newly-promoted Fulham.


“We are active in the market with players in and out, at the moment the squad balance is not ideal.


“There is still some work to do, but we have to bear in mind the complications of this market.


“The complexity and as well the timing because you can see that clubs are behaving in many different ways and it is a bit uncertain how this is going to evolve in the next few weeks.

“Numbers-wise, some positions are overbooked. Some others, in terms of the specific qualities we need, are still not there.”


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