Mikel Arteta maintains that Arsenal is connecting the gap on the foremost sides of the Premier League but requires to stimulate within and across the transfer market in order to sustain their success during the season.
“I think we are reducing the distance but one challenge is to achieve so in a limited time, and another is to be willing to do it for ten months,” said the Arsenal manager The Guardian.
“I realize how competitive and demanding this League is. We are on the right road. We are trying to compare in the sector in order to strengthen our competitiveness in those places and also to increase the quality.”
“But my greatest battle at this club is to persuade these players that we will compete on a long-term basis for these teams and that they are stronger than what they did last year. Let’s strive to get this done. That is my job,” he added.
“We began seeing players back in training two days ago and I didn’t hear one complaint like this: ‘But Liverpool had two weeks of [camp] in Austria, better practice…’ Nothing like that. I had the impression when I was in the dressing room that they thought we could win. They have had no fear at all. They had a great deal of love for Liverpool but they just decided to go for it and hoped that they could earn another trophy. And they displayed consistency and composure at the pitch from the very first minute.”