Thierry Henry identifies three signings next Arsenal manager needs

The Arsenal legend wants the Gunners to sign a new goalkeeper, centre-half and central midfielder

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: The Sport Review

Thierry Henry believes the next Arsenal manager will need to sign a new goalkeeper, centre-half and midfielder in the summer transfer window.

The Gunners are on the hunt for a new manager after Arsene Wenger confirmed that he will stand down at the end of the current Premier League campaign.

The 68-year-old has been regularly criticised over the past few seasons for the north London side’s regression under his management.

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League last weekend to end their slim top-four hopes.

The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when Arsenal finished the season unbeaten.

Arsenal have been unable to reach the Champions League quarter-finals since 2010 to highlight their regression.

Former Arsenal striker Henry believes Wenger’s replacement will have to tackle some key areas of the Gunners squad.

“I don’t know who the next manager will be and no one is coming forward about what’s happening next,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“I think that the squad that’s there is good enough to compete.

“They didn’t compete recently, that’s a bit of a problem. I still think that if you look at it, there is going to be question marks over the goalkeeper, centre-back, maybe a holding midfielder.”

Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table and three points ahead of Burnley in the race to secure a Europa League spot for next term.

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

Arsenal lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley back in February.

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