Former Arsenal boss George Graham has told Arsene Wenger that he must clinch three big-name signings before the transfer window closes, or face the consequences.
Following Arsenal’s disappointing 2-0 loss to Liverpool at the Emirates yesterday, a number of fans once again voiced their frustration and anger at Wenger’s refusal to splash the cash, and Graham, who led the club to six major honours during his time at the helm, has backed them.
At present, Graham believes the Gunners could struggle to finish in the top four if significant reinforcements do not arrive in the next 10 days.
He was quoted in The Sun yesterday saying:
‘They have big signs at the club saying ‘Arsene knows’. Well I hope he does.’
‘They need experienced, outstanding players and I think they need about another three in the side at the present time.’
‘They’ve got the money so please get the cheque book out. Let’s sit down, get some of these players in Wenger’s supposed to be after and see if they can start winning trophies again.’
Graham finished off by stating what he thinks Wenger needs to add to the current Arsenal squad:
‘I think they need another centre-half, a strong, outstanding, experienced midfielder an out-and-out striker like a Thierry Henry.’
I am with Graham on this one.
I also believe we need three big-name signings in the areas Graham pointed out.
A centre-back is a must – Thomas Vermaelen needs an equally good centre-back alongside him. Should TV5 pick up an injury, we’re screwed.
A creative midfielder – this doesn’t have to necessarily be an experienced one, but one that can replace Cesc Fabregas’ creativity, as we seem to have lost this since the Spaniard left for Barca last week. A lot of names have been touted, but nothing has transpired – only 10 days left Wenger.
An out-and-out striker – RVP is a great forward, but, in my opinion of course, looks like a second striker to me. Granted he bags goals, but he doesn’t look like a pure striker, like a Thierry Henry. If the Dutchman gets injured, then we’ve got no one to replace him.
I will not say anymore on the matter until I see what Wenger does in the next 10 days, but to be honest, I’m not holding my breath.
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