Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal fans need to be patient (Getty)
Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal are still ‘a few windows’ away from challenging for the Premier League title.
The Gunners currently sit 12th in the table after four wins from their opening nine matches.
Arteta guided Arsenal to an eighth-placed finish last term and is now targeting a top-four finish to return the club to the Champions League.
The Gunners strengthened their midfield in the summer window with the £45 million signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.
But Arteta is keen for Arsenal to strengthen further before they can consider a push for the top.
Asked how far away Arsenal are from being Premier League title challengers, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘That [will] take a few windows at least to do that.
Mikel Arteta believes more signings are required at Arsenal (Getty)
‘To establish yourself to compete at the level of certain clubs in this league, which is nearly 100 points, it takes time.
‘In football, time is very precious and people are very impatient.
‘But if you don’t respect the processes and you ask certain people to do certain things when the foundations are not there,…