Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he feels Arsenal are one major signing away from seriously pushing for the Premier League title next season.
The Australian suggested the addition needs to come in attack, calling for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to get some support into the squad for French striker Olivier Giroud.
However, Wenger already has some good striker options which could make him reluctant to move for a backup style of player, who might not offer anything different to the options he’s already got.
“I feel they just need another striker – They need someone who can take some of the pressure off of Giroud, then they could be really pushing for the title,” he told talkSPORT.
What are Wenger’s current options?
Giroud is arguably the club’s number one striker at the moment, when he’s fully fit and playing well.
The backup option comes in the form of Danny Welbeck, with Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott also capable of playing through the middle of the attack.
They all offer something a little bit different to Giroud, who carries a bit more presence and allows Arsenal to be a bit more direct.
Can Arsenal challenge next season?
There’s no reason Arsenal can’t be one of the clubs pushing all the way for the Premier League title.
However, they need to be much more consistent over the first half of the season than they were last time round.
If they can get some big early results, they can throw down a marker to their rivals and start to make some real strides in the league, while also striving for progress and success in Europe.