Reports: Arteta frustrated at Arsenal’s transfer activity

Mikel Arteta is believed to be angry at the club’s reluctance on the transfer market.

The Gunners have yet to announce any new signings or upcoming deals for the summer window, but they have already said goodbye to Alexandre Lacazette, who has returned to Lyon on a free transfer.

Mohamed Elneny has agreed to a new one-year deal, while discussions are underway with Eddie Nkeitia, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

Arsenal are set to confirm the acquisition of goalkeeper Matt Turner and 19-year-old Brazilian striker Marquinhos from Sao Paulo in the near future, but the youngster will likely start the season with the Under-23 side.

Tensions have reportedly developed upstairs, with the Daily Mail reporting that Arteta is ‘furious’ at the lack of early action and concerned that some of the club’s key targets may slip through their fingers.

Arsenal want all income and expenses authorized by the club’s owners, KSE, according to the article, and Arteta fears such regulations will dashed their hopes of a successful window.

Following Lacazette’s departure, Arsenal are expected to recruit Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City to bolster their attacking ranks.

But Arsenal still have to discuss personal circumstances or meet the asking price of 50 million pounds for Man City, and clubs that can provide football in the Champions League suddenly entered the competition.

Gianluca Scamaca of Sassuolo has been brought up as a partial replacement, although Arsenal officials are wary of signing the Italy international.

Despite Elneny’s contract extension, Arsenal are said to be looking for reinforcements in their midfield, and Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans is likely to be a strong contender.

Due to the injuries of Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney, defensive reinforcements have been suggested, although Arsenal look set to lose Spence’s grandfather to Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal are also said to be optimistic about a new contract with Bukayo Saka, who has only two years left on his current contract and has attracted interest from Manchester City and Liverpool.