Mikel Arteta has hinted that extra switch exercise at Arsenal might be anticipated earlier than the window closes, however his major goal is getting captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang again up and working.
The Gunners are sat within the Premier League’s relegation zone after recording zero factors and nil objectives from their opening two fixtures, and issues aren’t anticipated to get any simpler with a visit to face champions Manchester City on Saturday.
Nonetheless, Wednesday night time’s 6-Zero Carabao Cup thrashing of West Brom supplied some consolation to the under-pressure Arteta, with a hat-trick from Aubameyang and spectacular performances all spherical.
“We all know that if Auba is ready to produce the numbers that he can, we’re going to be in a a lot better place than if he doesn’t,” Arteta stated to talkSPORT after the match.
Aubameyang had scored only one purpose since March for the membership earlier than Wednesday’s win, however seemed again to his finest regardless of enjoying in opposition to a weakened Baggies facet, additionally claiming a pleasant help for Nicolas Pepe.
“We’re going to attempt to plan and do the whole lot we will to get him in kind, to make him completely happy and to create the possibilities that he must put the ball behind the web,” Arteta continued.
The Spaniard stays open to the potential for additional signings this month.
“I feel issues will occur and I don’t know if it’s going to be in or out however usually the final week or so one thing will occur,” he stated.
Requested if the tie was a must-win after losses to Brentford and Chelsea, Arteta answered: “At Arsenal it’s all the time a must-win.”
£30million signing Aaron Ramsdale additionally caught the attention throughout the victory, conserving a clear sheet with some good saves, whereas displaying vary of passing.
When questioned by talkSPORT what the English shot stopper will deliver to the crew, Arteta stated: “His presence, his character and the character that he has that he’s bringing across the place. I feel everybody goes to be impressed and proud of him.”
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