- Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed confidence that the club will be able to tie down top players even if they do not secure European football next seas
The gunners are set to face their rivals, Chelsea, in the final on August 1 at Wembley on Sunday. This is after they capitalized on a pair of embarrassing blunders from De Gea attaining victory against United’s.
Arsenal is 10th in the Premier League and in danger of missing out on a spot in Europe for the first time since the 1995-96 season.
But the Gunner’s great displays on the pitch this season grants them an opportunity to attract top players.
Mikel’s squad can now face a challenge of edging Chelsea in the FA Cup final to qualify for next season’s Europa League. Arteta believes that the club’s history and values should be enough to persuade players to sign.
It is clear that winning the Cup would secure Europa League football. Arteta denied there was a need to do so to convince the Arsenal hierarchy to invest in the summer window.
The club’s manager has recently expressed his confidence as he stated: “We agree with the plan we have in place, the vision is clear,”
“It’s about the possibilities we have and at the moment we have some uncertainties. If we win it, we’ll be in Europe and financially we’ll be stronger so we have to be a little patient.”
The Spaniard commented on signings saying that: “I don’t think we should bring players that need a lot of convincing,”
“The feeling I get when I talk to a lot of people is that the players still want to come to the club because of the history, the way we do things, our values, the fans we have, our stadium.
“That’s a really attractive thing, that’s my feeling.” He added.