Mikel Arteta shuts down Jamie Carragher query and drops Arsenal switch trace

Mikel Arteta refused to present a lot away when he was quizzed on potential switch targets by Jamie Carragher – however the Arsenal chief did make it clear that the membership are nonetheless hoping to get extra enterprise performed within the coming weeks.

The Gunners made the perfect start to the brand new Premier League season by beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park courtesy of a first-half header from Gabriel Martinelli and a late personal aim from Marc Guehi. Arteta handed league debuts to summer season signings Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus, who each impressed towards the Eagles.

Arsenal have splashed the money once more within the low season in a bid to try to gatecrash the top-four, with Fabio Vieira, who missed the Crystal Palace conflict, additionally arriving for a big sum. Matt Turner and Marquinhos have additionally linked up with Arteta’s squad this summer season.

However Arteta continues to be hoping to bolster his aspect between now and September, when the switch window shuts – even when he failed to present a lot away when he was cheekily requested by Carragher for some names after Friday night time’s constructive outcome towards Palace.

Talking on transfers after the match, Arteta informed Sky Sports activities: “We’re going to attempt, there are few issues that we now have deliberate and if we will do them, that might be nice. However for now we’ll work with the gamers we now have – we’re in the course of the season already and the main focus needs to be on getting the most effective out of the gamers we now have.”

When he was pressed for names by Carragher, Arteta politely refused to disclose any further info, however Carragher’s fellow Sky Sports activities pundit, Gary Neville, believes that the one space within the Arsenal squad that might probably use some further fine-tuning within the coming weeks is midfield.

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Mikel Arteta was coy on Arsenal’s switch exercise after Friday night time’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace
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Talking after Arteta’s feedback, Neville mentioned: “I can solely assume central midfield, if Xhaka obtained injured or Partey obtained injured. That might trigger an issue. I can’t consider anyplace else.

“Zinchenko may go in there…however that’s the one I can consider. Perhaps right-back. However they’ve obtained right-back…Tomiyasu goes to come back again.

“I feel a very prime midfield participant – even tonight Xhaka obtained booked, I all the time assume he’s going to allow you to down in some unspecified time in the future. You must plan for that now as a result of you realize it’s coming. If they may get one other midfield participant – it’s been an excellent switch window anyway – however that might end it off.”

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