The Spanish head coach admits that he is not sure what monetary position the club will be in when soccer resumes after the coronavirus crisis.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says he’s”planning two or three unique situations” in the transport market as he looks forward to his first full season in charge at Emirates Stadium.
The 38-year-old fought to inspire a turnaround in fortunes initially but managed to restore a feel-good variable around the club and increase the overall performance levels of a squad seriously lacking in confidence.
As the players started to adapt to Arteta’s doctrine, results began to improve, and Arsenal have yet to lose in the Premier League since the turn of this year.
The north London outfit had won five of the last six across all competitions prior to the 2019-20 effort was called to a temporary halt on account of the coronavirus outbreak, and have an outside chance of qualifying for the Champions League.
Arteta is already mulling over different choices as he intends to fortify his positions but admits that much depends on whether the team will be in a position to release substantial funds for transfers later in the year.
“I am planning two or three distinct scenarios which we may face. “We have to respond daily. We do not know what the financial situation will be, we do not understand the rules, the timing, the window. There are a lot of things we can’t control right now.”
Arteta added on the slow progress he’s overseen since inheriting the managerial reins in the Emirates: “I went through a lot when I got here… I had eight or 10 players hurt, and there were lots of issues to take care of.
“The link between fans, players and club was in a tricky state at the moment. I was very happy because everybody was on board with what we were doing. We began to win four games in a row and there was a far more positive mindset around the area.”
The Spaniard has since made a complete recovery and is doing his best to stay in touch with the Gunners’ squad as they mentally prepare to return to action in the not too distant future.
“We are doing work together and we are trying to engage them,” said Arteta. “We are near them and up until today, it has been a really positive response from them.
“We can’t touch each other at this time, but we are having individual and group talks. It is so important that we keep connected so that they can see there is a connection between what we’re doing today and once we restart training. They are bored and as young players, they have a good deal of energy!”