Arsenal legend on what Wenger must change if the club are to progress

Arsenal's transfer approach needs to be altered if the club are to continue to challenge according to former player.

Most Arsenal fans would state yesterday was a good day, after Arsene Wenger signed a new three-year contract at the club.

With his present deal running out this summer, there were some fears that the Frenchman would depart the Emirates after nearly two decades at the helm. It wasn't a fear for all supporters though, with some blaming the former Monaco manager for the lack of silverware over the last nine years.

But with Arsenal's FA Cup win over Hull ending that barren spell, alongside Wenger's new deal, now is a time of great optimism with regards to what the Gunners can push on to achieve.

One ex player has cast a word of warning though, stating he believes Wenger has to change his transfer policy if Arsenal are to avoid getting left behind by Premier League rivals, with the Londoners seeking to improve on their 4th position finish this year.

Former fullback Nigel Winterburn knows more than most what it takes to establish a title winning side, playing his part in three league titles and five cup victories in his 13 years at the club.

"Now you need to go out and spend some money to restrengthen," Winterburn told Sky Sports.

"Arsene Wenger has been fantastic at finding players and bringing them through and nurturing them.

"With the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City spending money, Liverpool will strengthen and Manchester United will strengthen.

"Arsene Wenger will have to change his transfer policy."

Many fans will agree with the Gunners hero, and will hope Wenger opens his chequebook to bring in real quality players that can improve the side now, as well as for the next few years, rather than promising individuals and squad reinforcements.

It may well end up playing a part in when that next piece of silverware arrives.

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