Lineker answers back to Piers Morgan, Lord Sugar says Wenger is best

Arsenal have received backing from unlikely sources: a former Tottenham Hotspur chairman and a legendary Spurs striker.

Arsenal do not need to enter the mid-season transfer market in order to sign elite-level recruits to reinforce their Premier League title aspirations as they can claim the crown with the current squad.

That is the view of Gary Lineker, who was answering back to renowned Gunners fan Piers Morgan who will be apoplectic should manager Arsene Wenger not acquire a proven striker during the winter window.

Morgan has long tipped current primary striker Olivier Giroud to be a competent player to lead the line, with a number of commendable attributes but, for a side challenging for top honours, pales in comparison to game-changing and league-winning forwards such as Sergio Aguero at Manchester City or Liverpool asset Luis Suarez.

Recently, Morgan even welcomed the speculative rumours that former Spurs striker and current Fulham player Dimitar Berbatov could become the latest Wenger signing while, most recently, lauding the obvious upside to luring German starlet Julian Draxler to the Emirates Stadium.

None of those are required to maintain their command at the head of the division, says Lineker, who may well be noting the club's success with their current roster, the role Giroud plays in bringing his team-mates into play and the effectiveness of recent substitute Lukas Podolski, who has only just returned from a long-term injury suffered in August, 2013.

Arsenal's renaissance has been credited to a number of personnel at N5 - to Mesut Ozil, the club's world-record purchase last summer, to the improvements made in players such as Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere and even to the flourishing centre back partnership that Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are enjoying.

However, a former Spurs chairman, Alan Sugar, identifies another - more influential party - to the Gunners form, results and success…

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