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Mikel Arteta seven-word Arsenal admission speaks volumes as transfer reality clear for Edu

Arsenal Sporting Director Edu and (R) manager Mikel Arteta after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on May 19, 2024 in London, England.
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Mikel Arteta has made an emphatic Arsenal claim after being named the Best Premier League Coach at the Globe Soccer Awards. On Tuesday evening, the Gunners boss was in Sardinia alongside Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso and Como coach Cesc Fabregas where he was given the prestigious award.

The 2023/24 campaign was a record-breaking one for Arsenal despite their Champions League and Premier League shortcomings. In comparison to the previous season, taking the title race against Manchester City to the final day was a clear sign of improvement and despite the initial disappointment, Arteta was keen to suggest success will arrive soon for Arsenal.

Speaking directly to the fans in Emirates Stadium after the win against Everton, he said: "All of this is happening because you started to believe, you started to be patient and understand what we were trying to do. All the credit has to go to you, the players and the staff, it is unbelievable.

"I think now it is time to have a break and please keep pushing and inspiring this team. Don't be satisfied because we want so much more than that. Thank you so much." The aim for Arteta and his players remains clear with the Arsenal boss reinforcing that point with a seven-word admission during his on-stage speech that speaks volumes.

“Win. Win. Win. That’s what we want," he replied when asked what is next for Arsenal. "We have a team that is full of enthusiasm and full of hunger to win trophies. We know the competition but we believe we can do it and we're going to give it a real go."

In the wake of the award ceremony, Arteta also posted on Instagram to celebrate his success. He captioned the post: "Thank you @globesoccer for this award. I feel humbled and very grateful. When I decided to stop my career as a football player, I thought all the joy and best moments in football were gone. And I was totally wrong.

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"Now I love it even more, I feel so passionate about it. I have to thank all the players, coaches, and those involved in the Football Club for making my days so enjoyable, so inspiring, and for supporting me on this journey that we started four years ago and that hopefully will take us right to the top and win many trophies."

To reach the required level and win trophies consistently, further new signings are needed however Edu may struggle to make marquee improvements. football.london understands that the Gunners are unlikely to sanction any similar deals to the £105million Declan Rice transfer from last summer.

Despite that, it is still clear that incomings will occur but they will be tailored to raising the floor of the side rather than the ceiling.