Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has told manager Arsene Wenger that there’s no more room for messing around in the transfer market.
Campbell is worried about the consistency of the current side and has called on the boss to go out and get the players he needs this winter, as Arsenal look to retain their top four place over the second part of the season.
Arsenal have been off the top four pace in the Premier League so far this season with a centre-back and holding midfielder thought to be priorities in the next transfer window for the Frenchman.
“You never know which Arsenal will show up. One week they’re awful, the next they’re brilliant. They need some consistency,” said Campbell in an exclusive for talkSPORT.
“If Wenger is serious [about getting back to the top] he will go out and get who he needs in January. No messing around, go and get them, because Arsenal need them. They’ve needed it for years and it’s showing up [in their results], so go out and get them.”
Wenger has been criticised for his approach to the January market in the past, maintaining the belief that it’s difficult to do business for the best players in the middle of a season.
However, there are flaws in his squad and that accompanied with likely movement in the market from the club’s main rivals could mean the Gunners miss out if Wenger doesn’t move for priority targets.
“Arsene can ride out the storm. He’s very experienced and I know the players are rooting for him, but he has to address these problems.”
Consistency will be the key for Arsenal after the New Year.
That’s proven by the fact Manchester United have climbed up to third in the table after a good series of wins, when they were being slaughtered from all angles in the opening weeks of the campaign.