Emery told three players Arsenal need to sign during summer transfer window

Gunners legend Nigel Winterburn has told Unai Emery he needs to secure a new defender, central-midfielder and wideman for Arsenal this summer window.

Despite their impressive run in the Europa League and late season form, Arsenal have not had the best of seasons under Emery and there has been much criticism about the quality of the Gunners squad, especially in the wide areas and the back-line.

That has led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media linking Arsenal with a number of possible signings this summer, with the latest rumours linking Emery with a move for Lille striker Nicolas Pepe.

Now Gunners hero Winterburn says that defence is one of the three areas the Arsenal boss must target in the summer transfer window.

‘I’d like to see a pacy attacking wide player come to the club, potentially another midfield player and there is a lot being said about the need to restrengthen in defence,’ he told Love Sport Radio.

‘But I think Unai Emery may be looking at the likes of Rob Holding, who had a fantastic six months and then picked up a serious knee injury.

‘He was coming through and looking very, very consistent. It’s just a case of where Unai Emery feels he needs to strengthen.

‘Everyone will say that defensively Arsenal haven’t been great again this season but it’s not just about the defence. It’s about when Arsenal do concede how quickly they get played through the lines.

‘I’m quite excited about what’s going to happen to Arsenal next season and I’m very intrigued to see where Emery thinks Arsenal need strengthening. But my own thoughts are a wide player, another midfielder and potentially another centre-half.

‘But I can’t see much more than that coming into the club because we’re hearing that Arsenal haven’t got a vast amount of money to spend.’

Arsenal have been linked with a whole bunch of players over the past few months and some have been stars that would not make much of a difference on the Gunners side, so Arsenal need to spend wisely and bring in some world class players, as that is the type of players they need to get back challenging for the Premier League title.

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