Jamie Carragher runs the rule over Arsenal transfer plans
Jamie Carragher does not believe that Arsenal are in need of wholesale changes this summer
Jamie Carragher believes that Arsenal are only in need of some top-quality players in key positions this season as Arsene Wenger looks to transform his side into title contenders.
The Gunners continued their recent fine form with a 3-1 victory at Hull City on Monday night, with Arsene Wenger’s men now having won nine of their last 10 Premier League games.
Much has been made of Arsenal’s apparent inability to sustain a title challenge for the length of the season as the summer transfer window approaches.
But former Liverpool defender Carragher does not believe that the Arsenal squad is in need of wholesale changes during the summer.
Carragher told Sky Sports: “He [Wenger] doesn’t need numbers, you look at the squad and the bench, they’ve got it in terms of numbers, and quality throughout.
“The thing with Arsene Wenger is I feel he always wants value in the market, and he always wants to wait, he’s patient.
“Rather than what [Jose] Mourinho did, he got [Diego] Costa he got [Cesc] Fabregas. Maybe at other clubs managers feel that pressure a bit more, but Wenger has been at the club for that long he knows he’s safe in the job.
“If he can’t find a certain type of goalkeeper for a specific price, or maybe a centre back or central midfielder, I don’t think he’ll get them, whereas other clubs will say “you know what, I’m going to pay the extra, I’m going to get them no matter what.”
“He spends the money like its his own, that’s the way he runs the club, you can admire that in some sense.
“But I think maybe that sometimes holds them back.”
Arsenal, who face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final this month, take on Swansea City in their next Premier League game on Monday night.
The Gunners will finish second in the table if they can win their remaining four Premier League matches.