Thierry Henry believes it will be a busy summer for his former club, and suggests there’s cause to be excited about next season, according to the Metro.
The Frenchman believes that with a few key signings things could look very bright heading into the 2016/17 campaign, with Henry highlighting our need to sign a top striker as well as Leicester City pair N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez.
“It looks like Arsenal can and should finish in the top four, but there is something to look forward to, and that’s next season,” Henry told Sky Sports (via the Metro).
“If [Alexis] Sanchez can perform the way he’s performing at the minute, and we have Mesut Ozil carrying on giving the assists he’s been giving since the start of the season, then you can think if you have that striker who can score in that moment – maybe N’Golo Kante [as well], we have lots of names we can throw around.
“Mahrez also was linked, but its going to be a very busy summer for Arsene because you need to get that excitement back and the fans to look forward to something for next season.”
Unfortunately, this is the same thing we hear from many Arsenal fans at the end of every season. After throwing away any chance of lifting the league title each year, we look at the team we have on paper and come to the conclusion that with one or two world class additions we could be challenging the game’s elite.
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While this may be true, we’re yet to see Arsene Wenger or the board actually sign the necessary players to take us to that level. We’ve signed the likes of Mesut Özil, Alexis Sanchez, and Petr Cech over the last few years, but we’re still a couple of players away from a complete squad.
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Hopefully Henry knows something we don’t, and Arsene Wenger and the guys in charge of transfers at Arsenal really are busy this summer. If we don’t strengthen there looks to be a very real chance that we’ll struggle for top four football, and dropping out of the Champions League would be a disaster in so many ways.