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George Graham Tells Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger To Sign Four Quality Players This Summer

Former Gunners boss advises Wenger to get spending.

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Ex-Arsenal manager George Graham has told current boss Arsene Wenger that he needs to sign at least four quality players this summer if they hope to have any chance of challenging for the league title again, talkSPORT reports.

Wenger has been handed a £70 million transfer kitty in a bid to get the club to end their debilitating silverware drought after just sneaking into the Champions League places last season ahead of rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners have since been linked with moves for Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, Liverpool hitman Luis Suarez and wantaway Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

But the former boss, who was in charge of the club 1986-1995, believes that the Frenchman would be better off strengthening the entire spine of the side instead of just boosting his attacking options.

“Over the last few years they’ve not won a trophy and have spent a lot of money on the new stadium,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Now is the time to spend money on top quality players.

“They need three or four quality players that can go straight into the first-team. They have got quite a lot of money so it’s an important summer for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.

“They need an experienced second choice goalkeeper, a top quality physical centre-half, a holding midfield player and a finisher up front.”

Wenger has reportedly had a bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez rejected, but is expected to return with an improved offer and Graham believes the troubled Uruguayan would be popular with the Gunners fans.

“All the publicity that goes with him takes away from how good a player he is,” he added. “He’s one of the top strikers in Europe. If he comes to Arsenal, then he will get lots of goals.”


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