Former Gunner names players that Arsenal needs to sign to get better

Arsenal has been on a poor run of form in recent seasons and the Gunners are in the early stages of rebuilding their team under Mikel Arteta.

The Spaniard has made a fine start to his stint as Arsenal’s manager. He has helped the Gunners to be more disciplined, and the team seems to be playing with some direction now.

They still aren’t as consistent as they should be before they can compete with other top sides in the English top flight.

Arteta’s side still lacks quality in a number of position and former Arsenal star, Kevin Campbell has named a number of positions that the team needs to be strengthened in.

He claimed that the Gunners need to sign at least one good defender and two midfielders.

He even went on to name the likes of Adrien Rabiot, Thomas Partey and Kalidou Koulibaly as players that he would love the Gunners to sign even though he knows that signing them would be a long shot.

The former frontman said as quoted by Goal: “Arsenal need four or five players across the board.

“They need centre-halves, I can see them going for one or two players in that position.

“They also need central midfielders, and more energy across the midfield and either another striker or a wide player.”

Quizzed as to who the Gunners should be targeting, Campbell added: “I could see three players coming to Arsenal, dependent on recruitment and transfer budget – I’m not sure what’s going to happen and I’m not sure who Arteta is looking at.

“I could take Thomas Partey in midfield, from Atletico Madrid and Adrien Rabiot from Juventus.
“I’d love to see Kalidou Koulibaly at the back as Arsenal struggle with quick forwards and Koulibaly is quick and an excellent defender.

“That’s the position, especially after the north London derby, where we need someone who can cover ground pretty well.”

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    1. And he will likely be sold for a box of cornflakes and a Kit Kat in good Arsenal tradition.

        1. AMN has played solidly, whenever he has been called upon, regardless of the position in which he has been selected. His versatility makes him worth keeping, but Arteta doesn’t appear to favour him, dropping him after a good game.
          I would rather sell Bellerin, while he still has value.

          1. I agree, Ozzie.. I’d rather we kept Ainsley… MA obviously sees something completely different to the rest of us!

          2. Herbz, where is the BS when Kevin Campbell and I have (like you) referred to upgrading the midfield and one new CB. If AMN and/or Bellerin are sold, I believe Arsenal should also look at signing Max Aarons from relegated Norwich City.

      1. Kevin Campbell is raising the same deficiencies many of us on this site have been raising for years.
        Thomas Partey needs to be the highest priority, then a CB such as Sara (French U21 Internatiol) from Nice or a current EPL CB (preferably Lewis Dunk, Nathan Ake), as Koulibaly would be unlikely to come without Champions League, regardless of money. As for the second midfielder, I am not convinced by Rabiot, but Marc Roca has been a stand out for relegated Espanyol, similarly Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) or if funds allow Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
        The most important thing is to transfer out players not good enough for where Arsenal needs to be to generate funds and clear places on the squad.

    2. Can you blame him? He is not used regularly, if we would keep Bellerin and Cedric, where would he play? What are his chances in the middle?

      If we kept them, I would sell.

      1. No, I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t want to be sat on the bench every week!
        I just hope MA lets go of the right ones!!

  1. Bul*h*t thinking!!!

    Arsenal’s problem is majorly midfield and poor player selection for the defence ; address those two and we’re good to go.

    So get 2 players in midfield
    PARTEY (40m) and SANDRO TONALI (15m) – Brescia relegated

    Mkitaryan is the only forward thinking and goal-scoring midfielder we’ve got.

    Ceballos is expensive for no reason.

    Mkitaryan… Partey…. Tonali
    Pepe… Aubameyang… R. Nelson

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