It is hard for me to disagree with the former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry about anything but I am going to do it anyway. The TV pundit declared last weekend after watching Arsenal fail to break down the heavy defence of Chelsea, that his former boss needs to make four big moves in the summer transfer market to make sure we beat Jose Mourinho and give him the blues next year.
To a certain extent I agree with Henry but I think we only need three, as I do not agree with him saying we need a top class keeper. We have one in David Ospina, and if Szczesny is willing to stay and fight for the number one spot, that will do for me and for Wenger as well it seems.
I do agree that we need another quality central defender and although I would love it to be Mats Hummels I canot see the Gunners being able to beat Man United to his signature if they make the Champions League. But how about the Holland international Ron Vlaar who is out of contract with Aston Villa this summer. Big, powerful, hugely experienced and free, what could be better?
For me the midfielder we need to sign is Morgan Schneiderlin, for his versatility as much as his ability. With Coquelin, Arteta, Ramsey, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla and maybe even Diaby, Wenger would have more than enough choice and quality in central midfield.
Then comes the real cutting edge, and having paid something like £20 million for Schneiderlin and getting Vlaar for nothing, the Gunners could make a concerted effort to sign a top quality striker. Unlike Henry though, I would not be looking for a Giroud replacement but something different. For me it would have to be Marco Reus who has great pace, technical ability and finishing and can play on either flank as well as in a support striker role.
What do you think Gooners? £50-60 million to give Arsenal the tools for the title?