Arsene Wenger told Arsenal need summer signing to fill key role
Chris Sutton believes Arsenal need to sign a commanding leader before the close of the summer transfer window
Arsenal need to sign a strong leader in the summer transfer window, says Chris Sutton.
The Gunners are looking to improve on their fifth-place finish last season after the north London side missed out on a place in the Champions League.
Arsenal suffered a humiliating exit from the European competition last term after Bayern Munich were comfortable 10-2 aggregate winners against Arsene Wenger’s side.
The French coach signed a contract extension with Arsenal this summer despite some of the club’s supports calling for the 67-year-old to stand down as manager.
Wenger has signed Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 back in June to improve his defensive options.
The Gunners have also signed Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon last month to have a greater goal threat next term.
But former Chelsea striker Sutton believes Arsenal are still missing a leader in their team as the Gunners look to end a 14-year Premier League title drought.
“Arsenal haven’t recruited that strong leader that they need,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Arsenal are behind other clubs. They’re good but they’re not that good.”
Arsenal won the Community Shield last weekend thanks to a 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley.