The hope at the Emirates though was for Arteta to start shaping his own squad in the summer transfer window.
But given the current financial position clubs find themselves due to the coronavirus pandemic, Arsenal may have to alter their plans.
They have been linked with big-money moves for players such as Thomas Partey while defensive recruits along with another player in the forward positions has also been touted as a possibility.
But Arsenal have already hinted that their financial situation may be worse than other Premier League clubs having asked their players to take a 12.5 per cent wage cut.
And Bleacher Report suggest the only way they’re going to be able to spend in the transfer market is by selling.
It is reported up to six players could be sold in the summer, although no names are mentioned as to who they might be.
Defenders such as Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin have been linked with moves away from Arsenal in recent months.
Granit Xhaka also faced an uncertain future upon Arteta’s arrival, but the Spaniard has since made it clear that he wants the midfielder to stay.
“There’s been a lot of talk of Aubameyang being sold, but Edouard would not be the answer,” the Sky Sports pundit said.
“He plays differently, more like Lacazette. Aubameyang is about pace and movement.
“Although he likes to play the No 9 role, he does not play it as well as Edouard could.
“Similarly, Edouard could not play in the position that Aubameyang does, out wide on the left.”