Ray Parlour hopeful of further Arsenal signings

Former footballer Ray Parlour during the press conference

Granit Xhaka is the only major arrival at the club so far this summer.

Former footballer Ray Parlour during the press conferenceFormer footballer Ray Parlour during the press conference

Ray Parlour has told the Daily Star he is hopeful that Arsenal will make more signings before the end of window.

The Gunners were expected to be busy this summer to try and build on finishing second last season.

That has not proven to be the case though, with Granit Xhaka the only major arrival so far.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

That has angered the Gunners faithful, who have had to watch as rivals Manchester United and Manchester City pay huge sums for players.

There are fears that their lack of movement could see them struggle to compete next season, but Parlour says he is hopeful of more arrivals.

“There’s still time, I’m still hopeful Arsenal can bring a couple of players in,” he told the Daily Star.

“They need to. Many punters might say they’d be surprised if Arsenal win the league [but] if they get a quality defender and a quality striker in they will have a chance.”

Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista lies injuredArsenal's Gabriel Paulista lies injured

It now remains to be seen if Arsenal can bring any more players into the club before the end of the transfer window.

A centre back must surely be a priority given they are heading into the new season with a senior centre half after injuries ruled out Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista.

Getting one will mean Arsenal spending big money, and it will be interesting to discover if Arsene Wenger is willing to do so.

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