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Big-spending Arsenal aren't done in the transfer market, says boss Mikel Arteta

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 14: Mikel Arteta the Arsenal Manager during the Arsenal training session on July 14, 2022 in Annapolis, Maryland.
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said that the Premier League club aren’t done in the transfer market yet, after the Gunners wrapped up their fifth signing of the summer on Friday by bringing in Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City.

Arteta’s side have had a busy window so far, with Zinchenko following in the footsteps of Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Jesus, Matt Turner and Marquinhos by securing an Emirates switch.

But the Gunners still have work to do despite spending around £119 million already, according to the manager.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

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"We are completing what we planned,” Arteta told Sky Sports News. (opens in new tab)

"There are still a few things we'd like to do, ins and outs, and that will be determined by the possibilities that are on the market.

"We know where we're going to end up at the end of this window, and hopefully we can make it work."

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, while Juventus playmaker Arthur, Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio and Lyon star Lucas Paqueta have also been subjects of recent speculation.

In terms of outgoings, Alexandre Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi and Konstantinos Mavropanos have already departed this summer.

Left-back Nuno Tavares could be next to head to the exit door following Zinchenko’s arrival, but Arteta wouldn’t reveal much on the chances of that happening.

"We still have some players that are in contention to stay or go, and if we have news we will communicate it,” he said.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.