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Arteta vows to carryout “Ruthless overhaul” in Arsenal squad ahead of next season

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has promised to carry out a “ruthless” overhaul of his squad this summer.

The club was eliminated from the Europa League, and face the prospect of not playing European football for the first time in 25 years.

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The gunners were sent out of the Europa League by Villarreal on Thursday following a 2-1 aggregate scoreline and they currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League with no hope of European football next season.

Arteta is keen to transform his side ahead of next season after a disappointing season.

This year is not year one,” Arsenal boss Arteta said of the club’s project. “I think a project has its phases and I am telling you we are in a much better position today to be where we want to be very soon, if we do what we have to do. But we have to be ruthless.

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“We cannot be crying and stuck on what we don’t have. We have to see what we do have and maximise it to get what we want.

“I want to share the pain that we are all feeling. [The fans] have been incredible with the team and incredible with me since I arrived and I have to show my appreciation first of all.

“I know their disappointment. We are here to give them joy, to give them moments where they can feel proud of what we do. We were able to do that last season and we haven’t this season.

“We are the ones who have to give them something to cheer about. I don’t think it is time for us to demand anything from them.”

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