Ray Parlour names the signings Arsenal must make this summer

Ray Parlour says Arsenal still have plenty of work to do in the current transfer window

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Arsenal must look to bring in at least another two or three signings this summer if they want to be able to challenge for a top-four finish next season, according to Ray Parlour.

The Gunners completed their second major signing of the summer transfer window on Monday when they announced a deal to bring in midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht.

Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for a number of other signings this summer as Arteta gears up for his second full season in charge at the club.

The north London side finished in eighth place and without a trophy last season and the Gunners will be aiming to challenge for a top-four finish next term.

Former Gunners midfielder Parlour believes that there is still plenty of work for Arsenal to do in the current transfer window – and he has outlined the positions he still thinks need to be strengthened.

Speaking to talkSPORT, as quoted by Metro, Parlour said: “I think they need another striker. I think they need another midfielder, alongside [Thomas] Partey.

“I think they need another player who’s mobile in there. And defensively you could argue that they need a right back, [Hector] Bellerin is talked about that he could move on.

“There is a lot of hard work to do, it’s not easy to find these players if you’re going to be successful.”

Arsenal – who have not won the title since 2004 – will kick off their Premier League campaign with a trip to face newly-promoted Brentford on 13 August.

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