Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has urged Arsene Wenger to make a major statement in the transfer market before the start of the season.
Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach remains the only signing the Gunners have made in the current window, with Jamie Vardy opting to sign a contract extension at Leicester City despite interest from the north London outfit.
And Seaman believes the spine of Arsenal’s team still requires attention as Wenger’s side look to mount a serious Premier League title challenge next term.
“We still need a dominant centre-half,” he told talkSPORT. “We’ll see what Granit Xhaka’s like in midfield, but ideally we need someone like Patrick Vieira. And a striker as well.
“He needs to buy someone to give the club a lift and give the fans a lift. Ideally a striker would be great, but either a centre-half or midfielder would do for me.”
Arsenal begin their Premier League campaign with a home match against Liverpool on August 14, although Seaman fears a raft of players returning late from international commitments could affect their preparations.
He added: “The thing is that a lot of the players who played at Euro 2016 are not going to be ready for the start of the season, and that’s going to mean Arsenal are going to have a weakened team.”