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Arsenal have signed Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares but there are still issues to address ahead of the new season. Will Mikel Arteta oversee improvement as supporters return to the Emirates Stadium?

The Spaniard inherited a daunting job when he left his role as Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City to take over from Unai Emery in December 2019. A year and a half later, the task of transforming Arsenal's fortunes looks no less challenging.

FA Cup glory over Chelsea at Wembley last summer suggested a corner had been turned but optimism made way for angst as Arsenal stumbled through the first half of last season.

There was improvement after Christmas, once Emile Smith Rowe had joined fellow academy graduate Bukayo Saka in the starting line-up, but familiar problems soon resurfaced and a Europa League exit at the hands of Arteta's predecessor was another low point for an increasingly frustrated fanbase.

Arteta spoke of the need for a big summer in the transfer market as the season reached a conclusion. The club's Kroenke owners have duly sanctioned investment in the squad as they try to win over supporters disillusioned with their running of the club

The emphasis on youth has been welcomed by supporters tired of watching the squad grow stale in recent years.