Noel Whelan backs Arsenal’s pursuit of more signings with a Liverpool example

Former Leeds United man, Noel Whelan, has backed Arsenal to spend more on new signings in the next transfer window.

The Gunners added the likes of Martin Odegaard, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White to their squad in the last summer transfer window, yet they could miss out on a place in the top four at the end of this season.

Despite all that money being spent on players, the Gunners will support Mikel Arteta to make new additions to his team this summer, and Whelan believes it is the right thing to do.

He reminds us that having squad depth has helped Liverpool to become arguably the best team in Europe now, and if you want to compete for titles, you need many players.

He tells Football Insider: “They’re trying to cover a lot of bases, and having that huge depth certainly seems to work for Liverpool.

“If you’re playing European football and going deep in a lot of competitions, as Arsenal will hope to do – you need a big squad.

“You’re going to have to chop and change players and rotate.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Next season is not too early for us to win at least one trophy, and we need a big squad to compete in all four competitions.

If we add new and better players when the transfer window reopens, we could do better by ending the next campaign inside the top three.

However, it will all depend on how we spend money in the summer. Hopefully, we will offload some deadwood and bring in reinforcements.

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  1. If Arteta gets another 150-200 mil this summer then he should be winning a trophy and top 4 next season, that will be at least 400/450 mil spent with 3 seasons under his belt, failure after that then it should be goodnight Vienna

    1. Bang on Kev, their would not be a single rational person on here
      Who supported the new manager through the last couple of years
      Who would not agree with that statement…

      In fact (my opinion) the first 5 games of the new season if dismal, he should be fired no if or buts.

      1. GD I agree if there is no improvement by say October and we’re still seeing limp displays and struggling to win every single game I think the curtain needs to come down on Arteta, enough of these free hits he’s had enough time and money with this experiment.

  2. As long as we keep Gabriel that will be fine with me.
    I know its only press speculation but where is the sense of seeing a talented young defender leave?
    Especially for a player like Arthur Melo who has hardly set the world on fire..
    And also not Calvert Lewin who cannot even make the Everton first team…

    1. Yeah wouldn’t even take Melo for free but wouldn’t be surprised Edu swaps Gabriel for him.

      1. Apparently arsenal have opened contract negotiations with Gabriel as a result of Juve interest very similar to Roma and Xhaka

    2. And even when he is selected, doesn’t score!! If we are serious about him (hope not) then the next cycle of deadwood is confirmed!!

  3. Laca is away on a free, IF Dybala is interested get him to the Emirates on a freebie.
    Elneny is away on a free, we lost Matteo to Marseille now time to return the favour with 22 yr old midfielder Kamara for free.
    Mari will be gone so Saliba returns straight into the mix.

    Dybala, Kamara & Saliba all no fees just wages and signing on fees apart from the latter who is already our player.

    We have to be smart as we have no Champions league & a host of players leaving on a free like the 2 above and Eddie, or sold like Pepe, Lucas, Bellerin & Leno.

    After that we can use the money we have for our new adventure back in the Europa League this season to buy whatever we need basically.

    Maybe none of the above are good enough for some but in my opinion that’s smart moves considering what we are playing in and harder to get big names with no UCL.

        1. We had some bad ones Volz, malz even John Lukic was re-signed when he was about 52 😂 yeah 2-0 down 😳

              1. Don’t like them, Kev..

                Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) is to narrate All or Nothing- he’s a gooner – didn’t know that

                1. You just want us to sign Nick Pope on the cheap 😂 so essentially he’s narrating NOTHING? 😂

                  1. 🤣 we already have that position covered!! 😉
                    Yeah pretty much 🤣 will he be able to disguise the disappointment in his voice and refrain from swearing?!!

                    1. You know what though ? I’m not entirely convinced with Ramsdale don’t get me wrong hes good but there’s still lots of errors in his game 😳 tbh I wouldn’t watch that rubbish you know how I feel about Arteta 😂😂😂😂

                    2. Kev.. I had reservations as you know.. we have Turner coming in though 💪 😉
                      I’ll probably give the last few a miss 😄

                    3. Yes he’s fantastic 🤣
                      What the hell is going on with these pitch invasions, Kev… first Billy Sharp and now Vieira!

                    4. Are you joking? 😂😂 There’s no excuses for Vieira there you can’t take a swing at a kid your paid enough money just bite your tongue and walk away 😳

                    5. What do you think? 🤣
                      I agree, but he’s only human. What the hell was said to him I wonder?

                    6. Well YouTube can make McTominay look like Pirlo so I can’t really say but I’m sure they are a few American fans on here who will know better than me 😂 you know what those Scouse chavs are like could have been anything 😂

                    7. That’s the new generation for you Sue, if I spoke to adults the way some kids do now my parents would have come down on me like a ton of bricks 😳

                    8. Sue that is my point !
                      That word deadwood which I don’t use .
                      But like you said how many of these players in the next few years are going to be called deadwood signed by Arteta
                      He’s signed 12 players in 18 months how many of them would you say are Arsenal quality?
                      For me
                      Partey- but always injured

                    9. 28 players signed or loaned since Wenger left ,but we still see that excuse that it’s stillhis fault.

  4. 42 million is a good price for Gabriel and I would be tempted to sell. Put 25 on top of that 42 and you got Pau Torres next to Saliba, Tomiyasu and Tierney. Gabriel for all his good work and goal contribution just let’s himself down to often with silly decision making. Don’t get me wrong he’s the best cb currently at the club but neither him or white are close to the likes of VVD, Matip, Rudiger,Silva,Varane or Diaz and even that cb on loan at the scum looks a better prospect. We put a top class midfielder like Rice next to Partey and a tall athletic cf and we won’t even miss his physicality.

  5. Omg he’s kicked out at a kid the boy looks about 14/15 he’ll be arrested assault on a minor 😳

    1. Haha
      I just seen it Kev ,fair play to him ,shame he did t 2 footed tackle him
      Like the good old days ,shouldn’t be on the pitch TBF and I’m not sure if he was a place or Everton fan

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