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Bernd Leno names the kind of signing Arsenal need to solve major problem

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has claimed that he thinks the Gunners are too nice and that they could do with bringing in an “ankle-biter” in midfield.

It’s long been the case that Arsenal have had a reputation for playing good football but bottling big games or just not quite going the distance required to win major trophies.

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Now Arsenal have slumped even further by not even playing particularly good football anymore since the departure of Arsene Wenger, and Leno thinks more aggression in the team could be what’s needed.

Without naming any specific targets in particular, the Germany international told Sport Bild, as translated by the Metro: “We have to be a nastier team.

“We all get on well, but we are often too nice on the pitch.

“Perhaps we are missing a proper ankle biter, someone who can take out opponents in games.”

Most Arsenal fans would probably agree with this, in fairness, as it’s always useful to have real fighters when you’re going up against big clubs for the game’s biggest prizes.

Back in the day, Arsenal had the likes of Patrick Vieira in midfield and they never really did enough to replace the legendary Frenchman.

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  1. Jonathan says:

    Arsenal should buy real betis keeper. Leno did many mistakes and should release him. Another place Arsenal need is central midfirlder and forwacd goal machibe.

  2. Goonerbeall says:

    Arsenal need to raise the standard of players it recruit to replace the averages in the team. Sadly, many fans are getting tribal and can’t see that players like Maitland Niles is bang average and fit nowhere in a team with upwards ambitions. It should be Artetas plan to slowly.but consistently peel off these low level players to raise the standard. The likes of Ceballos, Xhacka, Maitland Niles should be sold to buy better players ASAP.

  3. Peter Ikatwa says:

    yah midfielders 8 and 10 needed,fullback 3 bagup ,striking machine (9)and golokeeper (1).if we get this players then we are Arsenal again.If Bellarin move on then we need 6 players.in the wings we r good saka ,pepe and marttanell ar better Auba should play centre and bring Aduado from celtic as a bagup.sell Laca, nkethia , take ceballos and odigaard back home.

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