Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, said he was happy with how quickly the Premier League club added players during the off-season transfer window. He also said that more players could be added to the team.
On Saturday, Arsenal paid West Ham United 105 million pounds ($137.27 million) for Declan Rice. After Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber, the England midfielder was their third new player of the window.
“Every player we’ve brought in brings something special to the team,” Arteta told reporters before Arsenal’s preseason game against an MLS All-Stars team on Wednesday in Washington.
“As you might guess, we’re very happy that we were able to sign the guys we wanted. We signed them up early, and they’ve already started to fit in with the team quickly. Now that we have some time, we can get ready and give them the best chance to say what they want in the right way.”
When asked if there could be more deals before the transfer window ends on September 1, Arteta said, “Let’s see, there is still a lot of time in the market and a lot of hope in some of our players.”
“We’ll be on the lookout, but there’s still time to do things and, of course, get out. I know things will change.”
On August 12, Arsenal’s new season starts at home against Nottingham Forest.