Mikel Arteta insists that he needs 'a good pre-season with a fair squad' ahead of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign.
The Spaniard also admitted that 'uncertainty has probably been the most common thing' since he joined the Gunners following the sacking of Unai Emery.
As things stand, we do not know if Arsenal will be participating in any European competition next term and there is a chance that might affect their transfer plans this summer.
However, Arteta has confirmed the north London side will plan for different situations.
“Uncertainty has probably been the most common thing since I Joined and with all the things that have happened,” he said as Sky Sports reported.
“I just want, I just need a good pre-season with a fair squad, after a good transfer window, with our fans in the stadium and give it a real go and see how we can compete.
“This is what the team needs. A bit of stability from top to bottom and normal circumstances to put the work that we want to put in place, and then evaluate what we can do.”
When asked about Arsenal’s summer transfer plans and the futures of on-loan midfielders Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos, the Gunners boss replied added: “Our obligation is to plan ahead, to have different scenarios and we are all doing that with every member of the club and every player because we need to know where we are heading and with who.”