Pundit replies when asked who Arsenal need to sign this summer

Alex McLeish gives his take on the type of players he thinks Arsenal must sign this summer

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Alex McLeish believes that Arsenal need to sign a “leader” in the summer transfer window to transform them into title contenders.

The north London side have been heavily criticised in recent weeks after a slump in form dumped them out of the Champions League and left their top-four hopes hanging by a thread.

Arsenal did manage to keep alive their hopes of winning a trophy this season when they beat Manchester City 2-1 last weekend to secure their place in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

However, most Gunners fans will be hoping to see Arsene Wenger splash the cash in the summer transfer window to strengthen his squad, if indeed the Frenchman does stay on at The Emirates and sign a new contract.

And former Aston Villa boss McLeish feels that the Gunners are in need of some characters in their team.

Asked who Arsenal need to sign this summer, McLeish told Sky Sports News HQ: “Arsenal lack a presence in their team. They lack a leader.

“You have to go way back to the days of Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit. They haven’t had anyone since.”

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