Liverpool legend Carragher has transfer message for Emery and Arsenal
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has told Unai Emery he will need to invest heavily in the summer transfer window.
After months of speculation and weeks of rumours, Arsenal only managed to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona during the winter window, with the 25-year old Spaniard joining the Gunners on-loan until the end of the season.
However, many fans are not happy with the transfer busness of the club as they wanted to see more investment in the back-line, as many of the players have simply not been good enough this season and have looked well off the pace.
And Emery, who wanted two signings this January, has been told by Carragher that he needs to invest during the summer window, especially as the back-line is not up to scratch.
He told Sky Sports: ‘It hasn’t been a great window for Arsenal but Emery was quite transparent when he said they could only get loans.
‘I think the summer is when they will have to really invest. It’s touch-and-go whether they make top four and that will have an impact on what happens in the summer. Arsenal need a big summer window.
‘If you are looking at the defence you have to go back 12 months when Arsene Wenger was still there and there was a lot of money spent.
‘They lost Alexis Sanchez and got Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan when they were crying out for a centre-back.
‘They did spend decent money on Shkodran Mustafi a couple of years ago but it hasn’t really worked out.
‘The defenders they signed in the summer are not good enough for Arsenal and that’s why they continue to have problems defensively and will do until that changes.
‘They have a fantastic strikeforce but in the summer they greatly need defensive reinforcements.’
Here is what we think.
Emery needs to invest on a good back-line as the current squad will not challenge for a Premier League title anytime soon.