Ian Wright names the signing Arsenal need after 3-1 defeat to Liverpool

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has named the signing the Gunners need after their disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool last night.

The Gunners went 1-0 up at Anfield but simply couldn’t live with Jurgen Klopp’s side as they came from behind to pick up the three points in Monday’s big Premier League clash.

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Arsenal have improved a great deal under Mikel Arteta, but Wright feels there is still something missing from the north London giants’ midfield.

Arsenal have been linked with Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar by Sky Sports and others, and Wright believes he could be ideal to give Arteta’s side more creativity in the middle of the park.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, as quoted by the Metro, Wright said: “You can see that in Liverpool’s team everyone can move forward because Arsenal were starting so deep but what was evident to me was that we didn’t have that person in midfield who was comfortable enough on the ball until Ceballos came on.

“[They need] Someone who they can pass the ball to, who is comfortable to receive it with someone on his back, who can pop it off, who can turn it round the corner.

“From there Arsenal can play but we can’t do that at the moment. That’s why it’s imperative we get Aouar from Lyon.

“He’s someone that can get on the ball and get the forwards going. you saw the chances that Ceballos made when he came on. that’s what Arsenal need.”

Arsenal fans will surely agree with this analysis and hope that Aouar can be brought in in the final few days of the transfer window.

It’s hard to see how AFC can improve on last season’s disappointing 8th place finish without further signings before the October 5 deadline.

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  1. Esan Stephen says:

    Arsenal should try all their best possible to sign Aouar before the transfer window closes.

  2. Ainslee Hafeni says:

    Auba was doing nothing in the field yesterday was a dead wood and was the cause of defeat

  3. Ainslee Hafeni says:

    Partey and Houssem needed as emergence

  4. GOONER 90 says:

    How can one blame Aubameyang on this defeat? Wright was spot on lack of creativity costed us.AFC hardly created above 10 clear chances serving for either 7+ attempts on target these past 3 games.

  5. Idem Martins says:

    Yea absolutely ,arsenal need as a matter of urgency midfielder reinforcement to balance the team arteta has done a great job and we need to compliment is effort by signing Thomas or aroura

  6. Brian noland says:

    I am fuming we gave stupid goals away by silly
    Defensive mistakes leon Luiz turney not
    Good enough for arsenal have to revert to
    Back four four mid field two up front buy
    A good goal keeper lemos not good enough
    7o years a gooner brian

  7. Nurhusen says:

    The problem was due to the mikel arteta

  8. Romeo ebiowei says:

    Our manager would had change williams and mile these two shot two.tell him 2 buy good mildr and also use ozil.

  9. Israel Toluwase Stephen says:

    This is a great analysis, I love it. We plead that Arsenal should get us Aouar

  10. Babatunde Lawal says:

    This is a good speech by lan Wright good one lan

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