Arsenal transfers: Mikel Arteta expects ‘busy’ summer for Gunners

Arsenal transfers: Midfielder Mikel Arteta expects it to be a "busy summer" for the north London club

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Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta Photo: Puma

Mikel Arteta is expecting Arsenal to enjoy a “busy” summer transfer window as they prepare for an assault on the Premier League title.

The Gunners have already completed the signing of Chile international Alexis Sánchez from Barcelona in a £35m deal, with Newcastle United right-back Mathieu Debuchy expected to follow in the coming days.

I think it is going to be a busy transfer window

Mikel Arteta

Arsene Wenger’s side ended their nine-year wait for a major trophy last season by winning the FA Cup at Wembley in May.

And midfielder Arteta feels that the north London club will be well-placed for a serious title challenge next season if they can strengthen in the right areas.

“When you are under pressure and end up winning that first trophy for a long time it creates a bit of momentum, a bit of belief in what we do,” Arteta told the Guardian.

“We need to go to bigger challenges now because for this club the FA Cup is not enough.

“We have been playing for three or four years together now so we have experience, and if we add in the right areas we have a great chance [of winning the title]. I think it is going to be a busy transfer window.”

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