Carragher tells Arsenal how to get back among title challengers

Jamie Carragher has urged Arsenal to invest in world-class players if they want to become title challengers.

The Gunners are rebuilding their team around the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.

The former Liverpool defender believes these players are talented and they have the potential to be world-class stars, but they are not there yet.

Carragher claims they will not all reach that level, so the Gunners need to surround them with players who are already world-class.

With that in mind, he suggests they keep spending money in the next three to four transfer windows before they can get a team who can challenge for the title.

Speaking on The Overlap, in response to a mini-debate with the ridiculous and embarrassing Ty of AFTV infamy, Carragher said:

“You look at the team’s challenging for the league now and that’s where Arsenal are trying to get to, you need world-class players,” Carragher said.

“They have two or three young players, Smith Rowe, Saka and Odegaard – they’re not world-class but they have the potential to be special.

“But they won’t all get there, they won’t all get to the level that’s needed to challenge for the title, so they’ll need to keep spending in the next three or four transfer windows.”

The likes of Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Thomas Partey have been added to the Arsenal squad since Arteta has been their manager.

The Spaniard will hope he can make progress from where Arsenal ended the last campaign as that could help him earn a bigger transfer budget from the Gunners’ board.


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  1. Today Manchester United started with
    De Gea
    Bisaka 50m Harry 90m Lindeloff 27m Shaw 30m Matic 30m Pogba 90 m Bruno 50m Sancho 70 m GreenWood (free) Ronaldo (500k p/w).
    Utd lost to 11th placed Leicester. 4-2
    Uniteds goalscorers were
    Greenwood Free. Rashford free.
    Big money helps but there is more to it.

  2. GEE THANKS CARRA! Now we know that ALL we have to do is invest in world class players.
    Only you could have possibly worked that one out. Such an intellect . NOT!

    1. So predictable, but so wrong.The current Managers of Brighton and Brentford are doing an excellent job, and neither is regarded as World Class.Rather than slag off Arteta at every opportunity, perhaps you would like to explain the recent failures of Mourinho and Ancelloti in the EPL…If Arsenal were to finish in the top four you would still demand another Manager, such is your inane bitterness towards Arteta.

      1. Why would I want to explain the failures of Jose and Ancelloti do I support Everton or spurs ?
        And I wouldn’t really call them 2 world class so your post was pointless
        As for getting top 4 ,give your head a shake mate that ain’t happening anytime soon .
        My point is that there are better managers out there if you can’t see that with all your football knowledge (as you like to tell us )then maybe your just Full of it .
        Keep defending him with silly little excuses I’ll go by the league table .

        1. Hi Dan. I have a feeling that Arsenal will make top 4 this season.

          Man city

          That is my top 4 predictions for this season

  3. Like everyone else I admired what Wenger achieved in his early years but then he needed to move on. He was saved only by a couple of cup wins. Having said that his record of 20 years in the CL was phenomenal. In short, top managers bring out the best in their players. Judging by the dire football we have played recently MA is yet to get more out of his players than the sum of their very good parts.

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