Arsenal told they need to make six new signings this summer
Craig Burley believes that Arsenal need to sign six new players this summer
Arsenal need to sign six new players this summer if they want to challenge for the title next season, according to Craig Burley.
The Gunners suffered another away loss on Wednesday night when they were beaten 3-1 by Leicester City in Arsene Wenger’s penultimate game in charge of the north London club.
Arsenal have struggled to find consistent form in all competitions this season and they currently find themselves in sixth place in the Premier League table with one game left to play.
The north London side are yet to announce who will be taking over at The Emirates this summer following Wenger’s departure.
However, the Gunners are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
And pundit Burley feels that Arsenal are in need of a fairly radical overhaul of their squad to transform them into contenders for next season.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, Burley said: “That statement, a quote from Wenger, is still flying around – I think it’s relatively fresh – about that he’s convinced they’re only two or three players away from challenging.
“My God. If that’s not reason enough why Arsenal are getting him out and moving in a different direction, I don’t know what is.
“They need full-backs, they need centre-halves, they need central midfielders. The only position they might get away with is up front because they’ve got [Alexandre] Lacazette and Aubameyang.
“You might get away with it. The rest of it, there’s six or seven players at least needed there.”
Arsenal will travel to Huddersfield Town in their final game under Wenger on Sunday afternoon as they look to end the campaign on a positive note.
The Gunners are expected to appoint their new manager before the start of the World Cup in Russia.