Mikel Arteta on the arrival of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice

“Talent comes at a price, and at Arsenal, we are always interested in youngsters with experience"

by Sead Dedovic
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Mikel Arteta on the arrival of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice

In an interview with Marca, Mikel Arteta talked about Arsenal and his plans for the next season. One of the first topics was Kai Havertz and his arrival at the Emirates. Arteta did not want to confirm the deal, but it seems that things are close to being finalized.

The Spanish expert had only words of praise for the young German who already has a lot of experience. Winning the Champions League and scoring a goal in the final speaks volumes about how important a factor Havertz can be in Arsenal's team.

“Talent comes at a price, and at Arsenal, we are always interested in youngsters with experience. I repeat, I'm not talking about players from other clubs. But in the case of Kai [Havertz] he has already shown a lot, including a Champions League.

He is a talented player, versatile and only 24 years old”. - he said, as quoted by eurosport.com Declan Rice is one of the footballers who is increasingly linked to Arsenal. Arteta refused to reveal anything more about it.

“I can't talk about players who are not in the club. I prefer not to say anything”.

Mikel Arteta and his plans

Mikel Arteta, even as an assistant coach in Mancetter City, noticed that Arsenal had lost its 'soul'

Mikel knew he had to take things into his own hands and fix the situation within the team. It can be said that he succeeded in that. The fact that he was in the fight for the trophy until the very end of the Premier League speaks volumes.

Next year, Arteta will again try to be the main contender for the title. "This started three years ago. I was Pep's assistant at City, we played against Arsenal and I saw that the soul of the club had been lost. You couldn't enjoy it, you couldn't feel it.

I knew that there was the option of, shortly after, being on the other bench and I knew that this club is so big that you had to connect the team with the fans. It has been hard to do and undo... and now I feel happy.
We have a clear identity, there is union and we are full of energy.

That's the biggest. From top to bottom, they all push in the same direction. We give the fan something to dream about and be proud of. And now, you have to earn more.
It was very clear. I drew a tree and its roots and said that the problem was ours - all that had to be cured, and cured with people who got involved. Without it, there would be no public entertainment."

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