Paul Merson: Arsenal must sign these three players in the summer

Paul Merson believes that Arsenal need to sign at least three players in key positions in the summer transfer window

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Former Arsenal star Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson believes that Arsenal need to sign three players in key positions in the summer transfer window if they are to challenge for the title next season.

It has been a very disappointing season for the north London side, with the Gunners having struggled to produce consistent performances in the Premier League this season.

Indeed, the Gunners look set to miss out on a spot in next season’s Champions League, with Arsenal currently fifth in the Premier League table with one game to go.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Arsenal with a host of players in the summer transfer window as Arsene Wenger begins to think about bolstering his squad ahead of next season.

And former Arsenal star Merson feels that the north London side need a number of changes in key positions this season.

Merson said on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning: “There needs to be a lot of change, a lot of change,

“If he [Wenger] stays for me they need a centre-half, they need a holding midfield player and a centre-forward which is the spine, which is always worrying.

“That is one thing you always need if you want to be champions of any country. He needs to do that.

“The thing is, the next season they will be in the Europa League it looks like, if the results go the way they should. He won’t take the Europa as serious as [Jose] Mourinho did [at Manchester United], so he will be playing once a week really like Chelsea have.”

He added: “Arsenal need three or four [new players].”

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Arsenal host Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

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