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Arsenal Legend Ray Parlour has urged Wenger to sign more players before the end of the transfer window.
The Gunners’ legend believes the club are just one or two signings away from giving fans real confidence they can mount a successful title challenge this season.
Arsene Wenger has already managed to sign Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano, Rob Holding and Kelechi Nwakali this summer. Parlour believes the club has a very good squad but he suggests a couple of new signings could do the club a whole lot of good.
“There’s always a positive vibe [about Arsenal]. You’ve got to be confident and believe in yourself as a player,” as quoted by Fourfourtwo.com.
“But we know how many quality sides there are in the league so it’s going to be difficult for Arsenal. But they’ve got some good young players coming through – [Alex] Iwobi really impressed me, he scored in the first half [against City], and Theo [Walcott] looked lively. They’ve got a very good side.
“It’s a long hard season, you need the luck along the way. They’re still waiting for a couple more signings that would really make the fans feel more confident.
“Certainly Xhaka’s a good player, he’ll bring more steel to the midfield. They’ve relied on Francis Coquelin a lot for that. I’m sure there’s things going on behind the scenes, you know how long these deals take now. John Stones was expected three or four weeks ago, Paul Pogba was very similar. They take a lot more time now.
“It’s very difficult at times, with clubs not wanting to sell, agents fees, all this sort of stuff. It’s a lot more complicated.
“If they can get the right deal, the right player in to make them stronger, obviously they’ll have more chance. The bigger squad you have, the bigger chance you have of winning the Premier League or reaching the latter stages of the Champions League.”
Wenger is working hard to sign a striker and a centre back before the end of the transfer window and the fans will be excited if the boss is able to bring his top targets to the club.