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Mikel Arteta special: Arsenal’s transfer plans, why they can’t replicate Liverpool’s route to the top and how his plans for the Gunners came to be

On the latest episode of the Essential Football podcast, Sky Sports contributing writer Nick Wright Sit down with the Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Exclusive interview at the club’s training centre in London Kearney.

Ahead of the Gunners’ crucial Premier League game with West Ham – live on Sky Sports on Sunday – the Arsenal boss discusses how his side is adapting after injuries to Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey, the club’s summer transfers plans, why they can’t replicate Liverpool’s path to the top and how his Arsenal project has developed. Are they early?

Arteta also spoke about the recent return of club legends Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry to the Emirates Stadium and the battle for the top four.

Nick then joins the ranks of Sky Sports Senior Football Reporter in Part 2 Oliver Yoo Discuss interviews and all things Arsenal ahead of crucial weeks in the club’s bid to get back into the Champions League.

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