Arsenal transfers: ‘Gunners must sign a strong midfielder in January’
Robert Pires wants to see Arsenal sign a new midfielder in the January transfer window
Robert Pires has urged Arsene Wenger to splash the cash on bolstering his Arsenal squad with a defensive midfield player in the January transfer window.
The Gunners were heavily linked with a swoop for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira during the summer transfer window but a move for the World Cup winner failed to materialise.
And former Arsenal star Pires feels that the north London side are in need of some extra steel in midfield.
“I think Arsene Wenger has a very good team at Arsenal but I do think they need one player in midfield in the mould of Patrick Vieira,” Pires told Sky Sports.
“They need a tall player, a strong player because in England you need players who are physical. That position is very important and I think that is the only missing piece.
“That aside everything is good because they have some good creative players and Wenger has bought some good young players like Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers.”