MORNING, ARSENAL FANS
Mikel Arteta landed £30million keeper Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United – but ruled fellow Arsenal newcomer Martin Odegaard OUT of Sunday’s home clash with Chelsea.
Boss Arteta says former loan star Odegaard is not yet ready following his permanent switch from Real Madrid.
But he hailed the Norway skipper’s “unique” skills in midfield, while praising England hopeful Ramsdale as a “huge, huge” talent.
And Arteta explained why he is prioritising younger signings like Odegaard, 22, plus 23-year-olds Ramsdale and Ben White.
He told Sky Sports: “We have to be sustainable.
“We have to perform now and we also need a plan for the medium and the long term.
“A lot of the decisions we have made over the last 18 months are because we had a big imbalance in certain areas that was putting the club in a difficult position.”
The Gunners need to discover momentum soon after their shock 2-0 loss at Brentford in the Prem opener.
But more players are returning after SEVEN missed that defensively-dodgy defeat.
Lastly, the Gunners have reportedly been joined by Everton in monitoring Lazio frontman Joaquin Correa.