Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has questioned the clubs title credentials and suggested they need four major signings this summer to realistically challenge next year.
The Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates against Chelsea yesterday, which put the Blues six points away from their fourth Premier League crown.
Henry believes that Arsenal need to follow the template of their West London rivals this summer, as he believes they need to bring in a ‘top-quality’ spine.
“Arsenal need to buy four players, they need that spine,”
“They need a goalkeeper, they still need a centre-back, they still need a holding midfielder and, I’m afraid, they need a top, top-quality striker in order to win this league again.”
“The best example for me today was Chelsea. They struggled last year and they were still competing to win the league. They now have [Thibaut] Courtois, [Nemanja] Matic, Cesc [Fabregas] and Diego Costa.”
“For me that speaks volumes, and we saw it today. A team didn’t and a team did, and Chelsea are about to win the league.”
The former French international also stated that he believes Arsene Wenger has no choice but to spend money this summer, as he added:
“He has to do it. If you take the goalkeepers, for example, at Bayern Munch, Chelsea, Manchester United and a lot of other teams.”
“You need that type of player, you need that competitiveness within the group and you need great players. In order to win the league that has to happen.”