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“I didn’t expect” Reporter now drops interesting Arsenal claim after being proven wrong

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According to talkSPORT writer Alex Crook, Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has taken the startling decision to heavily back Mikel Arteta in the transfer market, indicating a 'clear change of tact' at the Emirates Stadium.

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“I didn’t expect” Reporter now drops interesting Arsenal claim after being proven wrong

Despite missing out on Champions League qualification after finishing two points below the Premier League’s top four last season, the Gunners have spent heavily in the early stages of the summer window.

Gabriel Jesus is on his way to Arsenal from Manchester City after a £45 million deal was agreed upon between the two clubs.

The frontman has agreed to personal terms on a five-year contract and will provide Arteta with an attacking option in addition to academy product Eddie Nketiah.

The Gunners were not hesitant to splash the cash on Fabio Vieira, who joined from Portuguese heavyweights Porto for a sum that may increase to £34.26 million.

Matt Turner, who recently signed with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, will give first-choice goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale some competition.

Arteta has also been planning for the future by signing Brazilian forward Marquinhos, 19, from Sao Paulo.

What Alex Crook stated about Arsenal

Crook is taken aback that Arteta has been handed such a large budget after failing to bring Arsenal back into the Champions League.

The talkSPORT journalist believes the financial assistance demonstrates the Kroenkes’ willingness to spend money in north London.

Crook told GIVEMESPORT: “They are close to spending £300million in the last two summer transfer windows.

“Considering that the Arsenal fans, not that long ago, were really unhappy with the lack of investment from the Kroenkes, I think there’s been a definite change of tact.

“I didn’t expect Arteta – having missed out on the top four – to be quite as well backed this summer as he was last, but clearly I’ve been proven wrong.”

Raphinha was certainly interested in leaving Leeds United, but the ship looks to have gone when Arsenal failed to match the Yorkshire club’s demands.

The Gunners are continuing their pursuit of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and have sent a third offer to the Dutch capital, however the latest bid falls short of the Eredivisie giants’ £43 million asking price.

According to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, Arsenal have already signed personal terms with Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, and the north Londoners are also keeping an eye on Serge Gnabry’s contract issue at Bayern Munich.

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