Mikel Arteta happy with quick transfer business, not ruling out further signings

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Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, expressed his satisfaction with the efficiency of the club’s transfer activities during the summer window in the Premier League. He also hinted at the possibility of more players joining the squad. 

Arsenal recently completed the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham United for a fee of 105 million pounds. Rice, an English midfielder, became their third acquisition of the window, following the arrivals of Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber.

“Every signing that we have made brings special things to the team,” Arteta told reporters ahead of Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against a Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Stars side on Wednesday in Washington.

“We are very pleased as you can imagine that we signed the players that we wanted. We’ve signed them early and they’ve started to adapt to the team really fast.”

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“We have some time now to prepare and for them to get the best chance to express themselves in the right way.”

Asked if there could be more signings before the transfer window closes on September 1st, Arteta said: “Let’s see, there is a lot of time still in the market and a lot of expectation in some of our players.”

“We will be alert, there is still time to do things, there is still time for exits as well obviously. I’m sure things will move.”

The new season for Arsenal kicks off on August 12th with a home match against Nottingham Forest.

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