Mikel Arteta expects new Arsenal recruitment after Pepe's departure
The Gunners had a busy summer signing Marquinhos, Matt Turner, Fabio Vieira, and Gabriel Jesus while ousting high earners like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, splashing the cash to land additions. There were Financial Fair Play concerns about new additions at Emirates Stadium.
boss has hintedNicolas Pepe
's loan to Nice has opened the door for Arsenal to find a replacement asMikel Arteta
is confident further additions won't breach UEFA's Financial Fair Play rule.
Ahead of their Saturday Premier League derby againstFulham
manager told his press conference:
"We are compliant, and we have heard nothing so I don't know what that is.
"I think the club has been very disciplined and with a very clear vision of how we want to do things. In that sense nothing changes."
failed to live up to expectations after a £72million move fromLille
three years ago as he joinedNice
on a season-long loan deal. The Spaniard is confident the Gunners will find a replacement in the coming days.
"If we can implement the plan that we have we will try to do it. In that plan, [Pepe leaving] was something that could happen, and now it's a reality. We’ve been preparing for the last two months and now we will see."
Still trying to get rid of their dead woods, Arsenal is yet to find a suitor forHector Bellerin
. Arteta admits further exits could be witnessed in the final week of the window.
There are still a few players where we're discussing their futures and we want to find the best solution for all parties,"
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