Ian Wright makes blunt prediction about Arsenal transfers this summer

The Gunners legend believes Arsenal will find it very difficult to attract top players in the summer transfer window

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Arsenal could find it difficult to attract top players to the club under the current regime, according to Ian Wright.

The Gunners suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley last weekend.

Arsenal failed to test Pep Guardiola’s side in a disappointing performance to heap further pressure on Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman’s week got worse when the Gunners lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night before Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Gunners recruited Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

World Cup winner Mesut Ozil has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal worth a staggering £350,000 a week.

However, Arsenal have still lost four of their last six games in all competitions to raise questions about Wenger’s future.

While Wright wants Arsenal to build their team around Ozil, the Gunners legend isn’t sure whether top players will move to The Emirates.

“I was surprised Ozil signed a new deal,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Arsenal need to be looking to build a team around a player with that ability.

“They need to do it quickly because I think it will be tough to attract players to the club under the current regime.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.

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