Former England forward Matt Le Tissier has claimed that Arsenal are one player away from winning the Premier League title, although naming Sergio Aguero as that player does not help their chances.
Arsenal have signed Rob Holding and Granit Xhaka to their senior squad so far this season, but following injuries to both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista, the need for another senior defensive option has become a priority.
The Gunners are also believed to be in the hunt for a striker however, and with only seven days remaining to sign players until January, the chase will need to stepped up.
Le Tissier has now claimed that he thinks Arsenal are lacking a centre-back and striker, and also cites that if they had Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, they would probably win the league.
“Probably the most glaring omission from any squad in the Premier League is Arsenal’s need for a centre-back,” he told Sky Sports.
“That’s before the injury problems.
“A top-class centre-forward is the other one.
“It looks like they’re making do with Olivier Giroud and then using Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck when he comes back.
“If Arsenal had a Sergio Aguero in their team they’d probably win the league.
“Giroud will get you 15 or 16 goals so there’s a cap on what they’re likely to achieve.
“You know they’d go very close with a top-class striker.”
Aguero is no doubt a world class goalscorer, but how many of him are there in the world? We know we would have a great shout with a Lewandowski, Aguero or Suarez, but there are very few top-top strikers out there.
Do we believe Lacazette could be our Aguero? Is there anybody else remaining on the market who could fire us to the title?