Unai Emery told Arsenal made a mistake in summer transfer window
Danny Murphy believes Arsenal needed to sign a star player in the summer transfer window
Arsenal needed to sign a star player to have a shot at finishing in the Premier League’s top four this season, Danny Murphy has claimed.
Unai Emery took over the reins of the north London club from Arsene Wenger at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
The new Arsenal manager brought in Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Juventus.
The north London side snapped up Bayer Leverkusen and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the current transfer window.
Arsenal improved their defence with Borussia Dortmund centre-half Sokratis Papastathopoulos to bolster Arsene Wenger’s back four.
World Cup star Lucas Torreira was the fourth player to move to the Gunners in a big money deal this summer.
Emery landed his fifth player in the shape of French teenager Matteo Guendouzi to plan for the future.
Arsenal suffered a 2-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City at The Emirates in their season opener.
The Gunners came from 2-0 down to level the scoreline at half-time in west London on Saturday courtesy of goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.
However, Marcos Alonso netted a winner with nine minutes to play to deny Emery his first point as the Gunners head coach.
Former Liverpool FC star Murphy is disappointed at the lack of a star signing.
“I thought Arsenal’s transfer business was average at best and I think the fans would have every right to be disappointed,” Murphy told bWIN.
“Arsenal didn’t make any star signings that would make them competitive again and I think the club will struggle enormously to get into the top four. They still look very vulnerable in defence and they have a very long way to go before they can even think about challenging for the top four again.”