Arsenal: Arteta has financial backing 'behind the scenes' at the Emirates

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta celebrates

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has ‘the backing of the club’ and is being trusted to splash the cash in order to strengthen his Emirates Stadium squad, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Gunners were the Premier League’s biggest spenders during last summer’s window and, having already been busy in the transfer market, could boast a huge outlay once again.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

Who have Arsenal been linked with?

According to Goal, Arsenal are closing in on the big-money signing of Leeds United winger Raphinha.

The report suggests a deal for the nine-cap Brazil international could be concluded as soon as by the end of the week.

It is understood that, amid additional interest from Barcelona and north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the Gunners are readying a £50million bid.

Arsenal have also been exploring the possibility of signing Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus, with technical director Edu holding discussions with the striker’s representatives for a number of months.

At the other end of the pitch, Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez has been earmarked as Arteta’s top defensive target.

What has Dean Jones said about the situation?

Jones believes there is a positive outlook at Arsenal thanks to Arteta having the full support of the key decision-makers behind closed doors.

The transfer insider feels the Spaniard is being trusted with a sizeable budget due to a host of previous signings paying off.

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Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I think it’s a good sign and, behind the scenes, they consistently brief that Arteta is getting the backing of the club, that they have a vision, everyone believes in it and you just have to trust the process.

“Most of the people that have come in have fitted in pretty well.”

Who have Arsenal signed since the window opened?

Teenage forward Marquinhos has joined Arsenal from Brazilian side Sao Paulo, with him signing a long-term contract.

Edu admitted the switch came after watching the 19-year-old for a prolonged period of time.

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Another new option for Arteta will be goalkeeper Matt Turner, who has vowed to challenge Aaron Ramsdale for the number one jersey.

An agreement was reached with Major League Soccer franchise New England Revolution in February, but the proposal involved the 27-year-old remaining with the American side until now.

He has already worked his way into the good books of Arsenal fans by refusing to sign a Tottenham Hotspur shirt after his final match before heading to north London.

Fabio Vieira became the Gunners’ latest arrival earlier today after a £34.2million deal was agreed with Porto.

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