Pundit suggests the exact number of players Arsenal needs to buy this summer

Kevin Campbell wants Arsenal to invest in squad depth when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

The Gunners have had a good season with a small squad and fans expect them to do much better in the next campaign.

Mikel Arteta’s side will lose more players if the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette and Mohamed Elneny all leave at the end of this season.

This means some new players will join despite the money they spent in the last summer transfer window.

Former Gunner, Campbell, believes they need at least eight new players to prepare them to impress in the different competitions they will play in the next campaign.

He tells Football Insider: “What I do know is that Arsenal needs eight players. Many people say to me, ‘eight players, what are you talking about?’ Now they see. We need eight new players.

“We need eight players who are good enough to start. The starting XI and bench should be strong so you can mix and twist the team.

“Arsenal are not good enough at the moment. They do not have the strength in depth.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

We need a lot of players to compete successfully next season and the summer transfer window is our best chance to make some signings.

Liverpool has shown this season that you can achieve a lot if you have good squad depth, and we should strive for that.

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  1. Eight new players sounds about right but I don’t think they will all be new buys.

    I expect at least two loan players to come back out of Saliba (pleaaase), AMN, Nelson and Ballard.

    Hopefully two of the young guns get promoted and can contribute regularly out of likes of Hutchinson, Flores, Patino, Balogun, Azeez and Norton-Cuffy.

    Turner is already signed.

    That makes five and leaves big money to be splashed on a centre forward, a central midfielder and cover for Tierney. Difference makers not just squad depth.

  2. We can’t even trust this lot to sign barely three uninjured, strong and competent players in one transfer window and here KC is suggesting a colossal number of 8.

    Applying our present success rate of 1 in 4 players, we can reasonably expect at least 6 new candidates to be added to our deadwood heap next season. The data doesn’t lie. Simple extrapolation.

  3. Don’t need anymore CB’s with Saliba coming back, or GK with Turner joining in the Summer.

    Coach up Tavares, and replace Cedric.
    1 backup RB,
    1 B2B midfielder (2 if they sell Xhaka)
    1 DM to rotate with Partey
    1 Winger
    2 strikers

    He is about right with 8 players, but we DEFINITELY need at least 4, if we want to be more competitive.
    2 strikers
    1 B2B midfielder
    1 DM
    I believe these are must haves for next year as we have no strikers, ElNeney isn’t up to scratch, and Xhaka is too immobile and lacks goal scoring.

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