By Daniel Matthews For Mailonline
Published: 14:47 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 14:47 GMT, 14 February 2020
Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal have already begun planning for the summer transfer window as he looks to continue his overhaul at the Emirates.
Arsenal added defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares to their ranks last month following a difficult first half of the campaign.
Neither has yet featured for the Gunners but already Arteta is looking ahead to the end of the season – and how he can improve his squad for a first full year in charge.
Mikel Arteta has revealed Arsenal are already drawing plans for the summer transfer window
‘We have to plan and we need to know the direction we want to head and with that we need to bear in mind different scenarios,’ he said.
‘With that in mind, I have to tell the club what we need, where we think we can improve and where we want to end. And if we all end with the same thing, we put a plan together to try and execute it and make the process as short as possible.’
Arsenal have young defender William Saliba arriving from Saint-Etienne this summer. He will join an already swelling band of starlets looking to cement their place in the Arsenal XI.
The likes of Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have all shone so far this season and Arteta said securing their long-term futures