Arsenal have had their worst start to a season in decades. The club sits at the bottom of the table and have failed to score a single goal after three games.
Fans are frustrated and upset. After the 5-0 defeat against Manchester City, many thought Mikel Arteta’s head would roll and the club would fire him.
But on the contrary, the club has said that they are 100% behind the Spanish coach and have full confidence in his project.
To show their support for Arteta and to win the favor of the fans Stan Kroenke, the club’s owner, has invested a large amount of money in the transfer market.
According to The Evening Standard, Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham has sent a message detailing the club’s strategy for the transfer window.
“I know how tough this is for all of you, both as supporters and employees, with criticism coming from all angles.
“At times like this it is critical we stick together and stay positive. We have a very important run of games coming up after the international break and I’m confident we can and will come out fighting.
“Our strategy is to fill our squad with some of Europe’s most exciting young talent, with players from both our academy and further afield, that can grow and develop together under Mikel to take us where we want to get to.
“Although Covid and no European football bring financial challenges, our owners, Stan and Josh Kroenke, have sanctioned very significant investment this transfer window in support of our strategy,”
Venkatesham has been forced to deliver this message because the £120 million the club has spent in the transfer window is not enough to quell the criticism.
Fans, media, former players, and pundits believe that the club has not made the right decisions and has not brought in the players in the positions the club needs.