Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock played down the significance of Arsene Wenger not having signed more high profile players, when he co-hosted the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT.
Warnock was full of praise for the Gunners after a deal to sign Petr Cech from Chelsea, which he feels gives them the quality and experience they were missing at times last season.
So far Arsene Wenger hasn’t backed up Cech’s arrival with another high profile signing, but Warnock has suggested he doesn’t need to because of what the former Chelsea man represents.
“I think that Arsenal just needed that experience. It’s a good bit of business and there’s no gamble whatsoever – For what they need at the moment, Cech was unbelievable,” he told talkSPORT.
Where could Arsenal still use fresh players?
There is arguably a need for the Gunners to sign a backup defender, an experienced holding player and a centre forward to provide something a bit difference in attack.
However, in each case Wenger will point to the options he already has as being good enough for the team as they look to win the Premier League title.
The signing of Gabriel last winter means there is already a good centre back option in place to back up Laurent Koscileny and Per Mertesacker, with Calum Chambers also able to play in the heart of the back four.
Wenger would stress that Francis Coquelin deserves a chance to build on the progress he’s already shown in the holding midfield role, while Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott are all capable of playing up front.
It remains to be seen as to whether Wenger throws some extra cash at another glitzy new player but it seems doubtful.