Paul Merson: Arsene Wenger really needs to make this Arsenal signing

Paul Merson says Arsenal need to sign a leader for their squad

Paul Merson believes Arsene Wenger needs to sign a player with captain qualities in the summer transfer window.

The north London side are thought to be on the verge of announcing the signing of Granit Xhaka after the Switzerland international was photographed in an Arsenal shirt at the club’s training ground ahead of a reported £33.1m move from Bundesliga side Borussia Mochengladbach.

Arsenal manager Wenger confirmed that club captain Mikel Arteta is set to leave the club at the end of the season, while experienced pros Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky will also quit the Emirates Stadium.

Former Gunners playmaker Merson believes Wenger desperately needs to sign a leader for his squad ahead of the 2016//17 Premier League season.

Asked if Arsenal need a captain, Merson told Fantasy FC podcast: “Everybody needs a good captain.”

Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table after a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on the final day of the season.

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The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004.

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