Arsenal will look to avoid repeating expensive terminations of contracts for players who have been left out of rosters, manager Mikel Arteta has said.
“You don’t want to get into this position again, that’s for sure. Not for the player, not for the club. But it’s happening more and more at every club,” Arteta Mikel told reporters ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Southampton.
“I think you have to have that communication open, obviously to prevent it as much as possible and if they happen, just make a decision and don’t try to delay a situation that is not working for much longer says Arteta Mikel.
“So sometimes it’s impossible to see what’s going to happen in three years’ time.
We tried to resolve those situations early in the summer, to try and avoid what we had but sometimes it’s not possible as well.”
Mikel said this week he plans to bring new players in during the January transfer window, with British media reporting that Real Madrid’s Norwegian attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard was on the club’s radar.