Ray Parlour believes that Arsenal will be able to compete in the Premier League title race only they make some big signings in the summer.
A promising title challenge has once again become a race for the top four. This has been a replica of the gunners’ campaign or more than a decade. Only in the summer, it looked like Arsenal would be able to take advantage of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United suffering from poor form since the start of the campaign. Arsenal were in the race only with Leicester City back then.
However, they have slipped far behind the top of the table since the turn of the year. Arsenal are now fighting to even remain in the top four with four games left. Parlour believes that there are a number of weak links in the Arsenal squad and Wenger has been unable to overcome them especially during injuries. The injury to Danny Welbeck meant that Olivier Giroud had to play almost the entire season up front on his own. The gunners were challenging on all fronts when Giroud was scoring, but they have fallen behind once those goals dried up. The end of the title challenge was confirmed with a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at home.
“They will be disappointed, they had a really good chance of winning the league. They have come up short again.He needs to make some big signings, there is no doubt about that. In the summer transfer window they need to go out and get these players to put them on to the next level like City and clubs like that because it is going to be such a competitive league next year. What went wrong? What’s going wrong with the team? You’ve got to put it right,” said Parlour.