Arsenal transfer news - Mikel Arteta has discussed transfers and how complicated signings really are, following on from the summer window
The north Londoners made a surge towards the Premier League title, leading it for the majority of the campaign before falling away. Manchester City were the eventual champions, but with a young squad at his disposal, there was a feeling that Arteta's side was only going to grow stronger.
That is something Arteta was keen to discuss when talking to journalists in his pre-Everton press conference, saying: "We are all human beings and you know that one plus one isn’t always making two. In the end, it’s a bet. When buying a player, it’s a bet – and that bet can go wrong... because it’s a human.
“You have to bring them from different countries, cultures and styles of play. Then they have to live and adapt within a different system and environment. Sometimes it takes time. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. I feel extremely responsible, especially when we’re demanding to buy players for huge amounts. You have to make sure we’ve done the work to make it happen. But sometimes it doesn’t.”Read on m.allfootballapp.com