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Following Arsenal’s horrendous showing since the turn of the new year, former Arsenal star Paul Merson has urged the manager Arsene Wenger to spend big again this summer.
The Gunners started this season in high hopes after the signing of key players in Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Perez with many punters and football betting news tipping Arsenal to be crowned champions at the end of the campaign.
Arsenal have struggled to challenge for a major title again this season and Merson believes we lack the spine required to challenge for titles.
The former Gunner has now urged Wenger to do whatever it takes to bring in new players this summer, insisting we need to spend around £200m.
“I’d buy Antoine Griezmann, he’s world class,” Merson said, as quoted by The Daily Cannon. “They need a goalkeeper, a top central-defender, a central-midfielder and a quality centre-forward.
“Arsenal don’t have a spine in them at all. They need about five or six players, which is about £200m in this day and age.”
While Arsenal can’t just fold it’s hand this summer after another dissapointing campaign, the truth is that throwing money at our problem won’t just solve the issue.
Just take a look at last summer, we did spend a reasonable amount of money on transfers but it hasn’t made us perform better than the previous campaign.
It’s important to sign new players and improve the squad but we still need to keep most of our existing players.
There is more to this than just spending money, it could be down to the day to day running of the club, who knows?
We need to look into every aspect as well as sign top players if we are to become a major force in England again
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