Mikel Arteta could be considering the signing of new players at Arsenal after the Spaniard admitted that ‘majority’ in his squad have reached their limit.
Arsenal faces first absence from European football in 25 years, and would need to close a four-point gap with seventh-placed Tottenham with three games left to qualify for the Europa Conference League, UEFA’s new third-tier competition.
Arteta, whose side exited the Europa League last week, has already said an overhaul of his squad is required this summer after his first full season in charge of the Gunners.
“Some of them can get to a certain level and you cannot push them any further,” Arteta said. “You want to evolve them but it’s not possible.
“When I said a majority, I did not say all of them. Some have a big contribution to make to those results.”
Arsenal visit Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday, and Arteta is not sure if the club will have to sell some of their high-profile players in order to raise funds.
“Let’s see what happens,” the former Arsenal captain said.
“It is difficult to predict that one but in general we wouldn’t like to do that because we are only going to be stronger [if we keep hold of them]. It is clear we want to improve the team. We need some resources.”