Following the closure of the transfer window, Arsenal’s chief sends a secret message to his workers.
Arsenal’s season has started badly for the first time in 67 years.
Arsenal have had their worst start to a season in 67 years after losing three games in a row in the Premier League. After a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City on Saturday, the Gunners have yet to score this season and have been relegated to the bottom of the standings.
Manager Mikel Arteta is under a lot of criticism because of the team’s poor performance.
And if he loses to Norwich City at home when the Premier League resumes later this month, the Spaniard will be staring down the barrel.
Arsenal’s poor start to the season has prompted chief executive Vinai Venkatesham to issue a letter to the club’s personnel urging everyone to stick together.
According to the Evening Standard, Venkatesham added, “Of course, I write this update against the backdrop of an extremely dismal start to the season.”
“I understand how difficult it is for all of you, both supporters and employees, to deal with the constant barrage of criticism.
“It’s vital that we keep together and stay optimistic during times like this. After the international break, we have a critical stretch of games ahead of us, and I’m convinced we can and will compete.”
Arsenal were unable to complete any late transfer deadline day deals, but their squad has been strengthened by the arrival of five players this summer.
Ben White, a centre-back from Brighton, joined the Gunners for £50 million, while Martin Odegaard, a midfielder from Real Madrid, joined for £30 million.
The north Londoners also spent £30 million on Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, £15 million on Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga, and £6.8 million on Benfica’s Nuno Tavares.
In his statement, Venkatesham stated, “Our approach during this window was defined by fully accepting that we are not where we want to be on the pitch — finishing ninth last season, with no European football for the first time in many years.”
“This is far below the expectations that each of us has set for ourselves, and that our fans rightfully expect of us, which is to compete for the game’s most prestigious prizes.
“As much as we’d like to be able to hop from where we are to where we want to be in an instant,” Brinkwire Summary News says.