ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has been urged to signal one other centre midfielder by Gunners legend Ian Wright.
Regardless of the £45million singing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day, Wright believes they’re nonetheless quick in the midst of the park.
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Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes his previous membership nonetheless want extra midfieldersCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
That participant might be Houssem Aouar, the Lyon midfielder continues to be linked with a January transfer to the Emirates.
Wright was left fuming with the Gunners’ collapse against Aston Villa at the weekend, and believes it reveals they nonetheless want enhancements to the squad.
Talking on Match Of The Day 2, the 57-year-old stated: “Mikel [Arteta] goes to need the gamers he needs to return in to implement what he needs.
“However on the identical time, the hassle and output from a staff that was rested was nowhere close to adequate.
“A Villa staff that’s coming there and you realize they’re going to press you, it’s good to press your sport upon them.
“Sure, there’s a missing of a central midfielder who can create and that’s what he wants.”
With Partey picking up a thigh injury and substituted at half-time, midfield weaknesses might be exploited nonetheless additional within the coming weeks.
The 27-year-old has withdrawn from Ghana’s squad and can stay with the Gunners for therapy through the worldwide break.
Houssem Aouar is the person Ian Wright needs to see at ArsenalCredit score: Reuters
Amid rumours Arsenal might revive a transfer for Aouar in January, Wright believes the 22-year-old might be the ultimate piece within the jigsaw.
He informed Premier League Productions: “If he [Arteta] can proceed to enhance, like gamers enhance along with his teaching, after which he is then in a position so as to add to that with Aouar, who they’re attempting to get within the midfield alongside Partey, then you definitely’ve acquired somebody who can create for the forwards.”
However the Londoners should up their provide in the event that they wish to bag the Frenchman, with Lyon chief Vincent Ponsont claiming their bid was ‘below the market value’ in the summer.