Andy Gray: What Arsenal need from any signing Wenger makes this summer

Former Scotland international Andy Gray feels Arsenal need to target very specific signings this summer.

Former Aston Villa and Everton forward Andy Gray told talkSPORT what he feels Arsene Wenger will be looking for in potential new signings this summer.

The Scot has suggested the Frenchman needs to target some new players in the transfer market, but doesn’t feel Wenger will make signings for the sake of doing so.

“He has a fantastically deep squad with a lot of good players. What he needs is quality, and I think he has said that himself. He is only going to be interested now in buying a player that makes his team, not his squad, better,” said Gray.

Arsenal have a very strong squad in certain areas, with the emergence of Francis Coquelin over the second half of the season giving the club’s midfield an edge, which has been missing in recent years.

Wenger needs to tweak things and if he makes the right world class signings, there’s no reason fans shouldn’t be confident of a realistic title challenge next season.

He’s also got to work hard to identify, which players he can let leave on the right deals, ensuring that he gets the right cover coming in the opposite direction.

Wenger doesn’t have any excuses for not utilising the chance to sign players who are definitely going to make the squad better.

Arsenal have played better football this season than the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs and will be in the Champions League next season.

The Gunners will also have good resources to spend this summer, which means they should be able to cope with any bidding wars or high fees attached to their main transfer targets.

If Wenger makes the right calls, there will be plenty backing them at the start of next season.

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