After surprisingly beating champions Liverpool on Wednesday, Arsenal’s boss is worried man.
On Thursday morning, British press reported on the worries of the Spaniard.
“For you to have a winning squad, you need a good budget. We need more quality and competitive players,” the manager spoke with caution.
Asked whether he will get the finances to build a title challenge, Arteta told Sky Sports: “I don’t know. It is a big concern because you see how they build the squads.
“It is not magic, you need to improve with quality players in the squad. You need a bigger squad to compete in this competition and that is going to be the challenge.”
With the gunners beating champions Liverpool 2-1, Arteta made five changes for the game with an eye on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City at Wembley.
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin and Dani Ceballos were dropped to the bench.
“In terms of energy and happiness before a semi-final, it was the best medicine,”
Arteta said. “We had a bit of luck but the belief was good. Before, going behind, I think we could have gone down but we reacted.
“You only need to look at the difference between the two teams, the gap is enormous. But the energy, commitment and fight between the two teams is equal – and the rest will come. It will take time but we can create something.” He summarized.
However it is still not clear if the management will splash out money for him to spend during this transfer window.
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga