Mikel Arteta was a happy man after Arsenal narrowly edged out the Premier League (PL) champions Liverpool 2-1 but insisted that they are still a work in progress.
Arteta, who took over as Arsenal’s head coach earlier this season after Unai Emery was shown the door, said that it will take some investment if the club is to reach Manchester City and Liverpool’s level and put in a strong challenge for the league title.
“Well, I’ve seen it and I’ve experienced it to do it in one year, and I’ve also seen other clubs never do it, or some do it in four or five years,” said Arteta.
“You need it to build a squad. It’s not magic. You need to improve with quality, quality players in the squad and you need bigger squads to compete in this competition. There’s the challenge,” added Arteta.
“I think it’s pretty clear that we need to strengthen the squad.
“The culture that we are building to do that, the spirit that we need to be successful, and then improve our players and my main focus is on that.
“I want to make our players better and I want to make them more comfortable and create an identity for the football club because then it will be easier to say we need this, this and this,” he concluded.
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