Arsene Wenger must invest heavily this summer if they want to challenge for the title next season, according to Graeme Souness.
The Gunners can end the season no lower than third if they manage to bag all three points against Sunderland at the Emirates on Wednesday night, and can still end the season with some silverware if they can overcome Aston Villa in the FA Cup final at the end of the month.
But many have spoken, including Wenger himself, about Arsenal challenging for the title next season. However, Souness believes they can only do so if they strengthen over the summer:
‘If you’re a big football club and you’re not strengthening, you’re standing still as all the other big teams will be strengthening. That’s a dangerous game.
‘Arsenal’s group of players have certainly got better from the first part of the season until now.
‘Can they add two or three better players in some positions? Certainly.’
The Liverpool legend finished off by saying:
‘If you asked 100 Arsenal supporters, then the answer would be unequivocal, it would be ‘yes’.’
With that being said, do we need to invest heavily in order to rival the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for the title next season?
Personally, I do believe some areas of the squad needs strengthening, like the defence and the goalkeeping position, and a striker would also be beneficial. But Wenger will only spend on the right player, and fair play to him – we don’t want second rate players coming in and not enhancing the side.
We do have money to spend, Wenger has stated this in the past, and it should be spent wisely.
Getting the cheque book out doesn’t guarantee success, but it certainly increases your chances of obtaining it.