Pundit warns next Arsenal manager Gunners need six summer signings

Former Liverpool FC striker Craig Bellamy believes Arsenal will need to sign six players in the summer transfer window

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal are at least six signings short of challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title next season, according to Craig Bellamy.

The Gunners finished in sixth place in the Premier League table this season to miss out on a Champions League spot for the second successive campaign.

Arsenal finished a mammoth 37 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City to highlight the gap between the two clubs.

The north London side lost 2-1 to La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final earlier this month.

The Gunners are on the hunt for a new manager after Arsene Wenger stood down as manager following 22 seasons in charge.

Arsenal have been linked with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and ex-FC Barcelona head coach FC Barcelona.

Former Gunners stars Mikel Arteta, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira have also been touted as a potential option.

Ex-Liverpool FC striker Bellamy has warned Wenger’s successor that six signings will be required to help the Gunners challenge Manchester City next term.

“Neymar, Messi and chuck Ronaldo in,” Bellamy told Sky Sports.

“They are not three players short. They are a good six players short.”

Arsenal lost 3-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley earlier this year.

The Gunners signed Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.

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