The Spanish manager is placing his faith in the young talents, since taking over the Emirates stadium in December. He is naming players in starting XI on the basis of their performance in the training.
The Ex-Man Utd player believes, the Gunners should build a squad around the likes of, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Joe Willock.
There are changes in the results since Arteta replaced Unai Emery in December. The likes of youngster Eddie Nketiah is starting for Arsenal than Lacazette.
However, Arteta will face a huge challenge this summer. There will be plenty of work as he faces a difficult situation in dealing with Aubameyang, who is set to leave and not signing any contracts.
Rio Ferdinand believes Arteta has set the right values in the club and should continue to build the around youngsters. Especially around the likes of Saka, Martinelli, and Willock.
If Aubameyang departs this summer, then Arsenal will have to look for a replacement who can fill his shoes. Arsenal has been linked with Real Madrid outcast, Luka Jovic.
The 41-year-old added:
” Arsenal is a fantastic club, a massive club. I think they’ve got to get it right in the other areas of the pitch.”
The Manchester United legend also advised not to move for Serbian, Luca Jovic.
” He’s someone who’s done nothing in Real Madrid but has shown potential in Eintracht Frankfurt”
Rio Ferdinand told Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to forget about attacking additions in the summer and to focus on defensive additions.
The Gunners are looking for new recruits ahead in the summer transfer window, due to uncertainties on the future of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
The 41-year-old won six Premier League titles and a champions league suggested the Gunners boss to not spend heavily in the window.
However, the Academy starts are impressing the Arsenal fans and are able to shine under Mikel Arteta. The Gunners are looking to bolster their team ahead of the new season.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will have to spend in his first transfer window, to rebuild his squad and to challenge for the Premier League title and Champions league qualifications.
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