Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour urges club to sign Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane this summer

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The Romford Pele had his tongue firmly in his cheek but a player like Kane is exactly what Arsenal need.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has been discussing the future of his former team this week and is clearly hopeful that the club can push on and improve in the summer.

But if they are going to do so they need to make some changes in the summer transfer market.

One area in which they need to improve is up front. Parlour believes a marquee striker is needed at Arsenal if they are to join the elite once again.

Speaking on talkSPORT the former Arsenal man immediately turned his attention to a shock move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, with tongue firmly in cheek:

“I would say (they need) a top quality striker.

“Believe it or not (Mesut) Ozil has created the most chances in the Premier League this year. That just shows you that they are creating the chances but are not finishing them off.

“Harry Kane? Harry Kane maybe? That’s who I’d go for. He’s an Arsenal fan. Have you seen pictures of him in 2004 with Arsenal shirts on? He’s one of our own.”

Of course Parlour was relating to the pictures of Kane celebrating in an Arsenal kit when a young lad – although he will know deep down that Kane is now a Tottenham lad through and through.

He went on to suggest that they need a Robert Lewandowski type at the club:

“No the striker situation. If you could find someone around Europe. Someone like (Robert) Lewandowski. But I don’t think he’d (Wenger) get them sort of players.

“They’re going to have to break the bank.”

Parlour may be on to a loser with his hope of a Kane move but Arsenal certainly need a more potent finisher up front – especially with the service that Ozil and co can provide.

Whether they can find one in Arsene Wenger’s remit is another question entirely.

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