EXCLUSIVE: For a club like Arsenal, it’s not enough, you know? You have to always work hard and try to be professional: Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva fires out at star player who has completely ruined Arsenal January transfer plans
Arsenal’s pursuit of Premier League glory this season has led club legend Gilberto Silva to reveal that the Gunners are actively exploring the addition of midfield reinforcements during the January transfer window.
As Mikel Arteta’s side engages in another title race with Manchester City and Liverpool, Silva emphasizes the importance of addressing certain vulnerabilities within the team.
Despite currently holding the third position in the Premier League, level on points with Liverpool and one point behind leaders Manchester City, Arsenal is facing challenges reminiscent of the previous season.
The midfield, in particular, has become a focal point of concern. The unreliability of midfielder Thomas Partey, compounded by his expected prolonged absence due to injury, has intensified the need for additional strength in the middle of the park.
Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon while promoting his new football social media platform, Striver, Silva expressed awareness of Arsenal’s efforts to bolster their midfield.
He acknowledged the short and specific nature of the January transfer window, emphasizing the importance of securing the right player efficiently.
Silva draws parallels with the strategic approach needed in the market to that of a fisherman, underscoring the need for precision and speed.
Silva, an Arsenal Invincible and Brazilian World Cup winner, believes that Arsenal’s performance this season has been commendable but recognizes there’s room for improvement.
He commended the team’s adaptation to the return of Champions League football at the Emirates but highlighted the challenges, particularly in the midfield, that demand attention.
Expressing his optimism for Arsenal’s title ambitions, Silva emphasized the hunger generated by previous near misses and encouraged the team to strive for success.
He acknowledged the transition the club has undergone since Arsene Wenger’s era and expressed confidence in Arteta’s stability and the quality of the current squad.
While recognizing the significance of being back in the Champions League, Silva emphasized that for a prestigious club like Arsenal, the ultimate goal should extend beyond mere participation.
He called for continuous hard work to secure a prominent position in the league, ensuring consistency in challenging for top honors. As Arsenal navigates the intricacies of the transfer market, the focus remains on strengthening the squad for sustained competitiveness throughout the season.