Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Arteta Confident the Gunners Will Get Firepower Needed

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Arteta Confident the Gunners Will Get Firepower Needed

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VICE?CAPTAIN Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal fans to be patient as new big-money signings are on their way to lift the squad ahead of the new season and help fight for the Barclays Premier League title.

The Gunners showed some form in patches on their return from a gruelling Asia tour during the Emirates Cup at the weekend, coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Rafael Benitez's Napoli on Saturday, but then throwing away a 1-0 half-time lead against Galatasaray when a double from Didier Drogba secured the pre-season tournament trophy for the Turks. Arsenal's protracted pursuit of Liverpool's wantaway striker Luis Suarez has dominated the headlines, though, with the Anfield club insisting their star man is not for sale and rejecting a PS40million plus PS1 bid, which was believed would trigger the Uruguayan's release clause.

So far, Arsenal's only con-firmed signing this summer has been France Under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo, a free transfer from Auxerre who was handed a start in attack against Galatasaray. …

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