Arsenal board expected to hand Arteta £150m budget after news - expert

By Kevin Campbell

14th May, 2022 | 8:00am

Arsenal board expected to hand Mikel Arteta £150m transfer budget after confirmed news - expert

Kevin Campbell expects the Arsenal board to hand Mikel Arteta around £150million to spend in the summer window.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker said the club “really trust” the 40-year-old after a “really impressive” season thus far.

On 6 May, Arsenal announced Mikel Arteta has signed a new contract at the Emirates.

The deal sees the Spanish manager commit his future to the north London club until the end of June 2025.

Arteta has put the Gunners in pole position to finish in the top four this season after an outlay of over £150million on transfers last summer.

When asked by Football Insider if a similar transfer budget could be expected in the next window, Campbell said: “100 per cent.

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“The board clearly like the work he is doing. For the first time they have a manager that they trust. They really trust Arteta.

“It has not been easy. They have come under flak at times. They have never had someone go into the dressing room and sort it out. Arteta has done that.

“It is a young team now. They have developed a connection with the fanbase as well which is invaluable. Everyone is together. It is really impressive what Arteta has done.

“I know people question him at times but he is building. You need to connect everything before you can move forward. I think he’s done a great job and is fully deserving of a new deal.

“Could it go pear-shaped? Of course it could. Sometimes contract aren’t worth the paper they are written on.”

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