Ray Parlour: Buy three including Gary Cahill and sell Denilson and Bendtner
Written by Jeffrey on April 26, 2011 4:45
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes the Gunners have to sign three players if they are to be competitive next season.
Another trophyless season will soon end after the 2-1 defeat against Bolton away from home with the Englishman believing that this summer’s transfer window is crucial adding that three players should be signed and the likes of Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner sold.
Asked who the Gunners should sign, the 38-year old was again full of praise for Bolton’s Gary Cahill as he explained that he can become the new “Tony Adams” at the heart of the Arsenal defence.
And on whether Arsene Wenger should be sacked or not, Parlour concluded by saying that he is one of the Frenchman’s biggest fans and that sacking him is not the answer although it is important to bring new players during the summer transfer window.
On next season, Parlour told Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast:
This summer is vital. I think he will buy three players and he will let a few go – people on the fringes, maybe the likes of Denilson and Bendtner.
I’d buy Cahill straight away and try to mould him into Tony Adams. If Arsenal had a Tony Adams at the back now they’d win the league – no doubt about that.
They’ve been very close but they need two stoppers, players who aren’t going to concede goals. We all know they’re great going forward and will score goals.
I’m the biggest Wenger fan so I don’t agree with people saying getting rid of him. But now he needs a couple of big signings in the summer. If he makes those key signings Arsenal will be in with a chance again next season.