Thierry Henry: The signings Arsenal need this summer and why

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal are still in need of significant reinforcements in the summer transfer window

Thierry Henry believes that Arsenal are in need of at least four new signings this summer if they are to become genuine title contenders next season.

The Gunners were held to a goalless draw by leaders Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon to leave Arsene Wenger’s men 10 points behind their London rivals heading into the final five games of the season.

Arsenal remain on course to secure a top-four finish and will take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final next month.

However, former Gunners striker Henry says that Arsenal need at least one player in each main position this summer if they are to push on and challenge for trophies next season.

“Arsenal need to buy four players, they need that spine,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“They need a goalkeeper, they still need a centre-back, they still need a holding midfielder and, I’m afraid, they need a top, top-quality striker in order to win this league again.

“The best example for me today was Chelsea. They struggled last year and they were still competing to win the league. They now have [Thibaut] Courtois, [Nemanja] Matic, Cesc [Fabregas] and Diego Costa.

“For me that speaks volumes, and we saw it today. A team didn’t and a team did, and Chelsea are about to win the league.”

Arsenal, who take on Hull City next Monday, are currently third in the Premier League table but can move three points clear of second-placed Manchester City if they win their game in hand over the defending champions.

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