Emmanuel Petit has told Arsenal to sign at least four players in this summer’s transfer window.
The Gunners spent more than any other Premier League team last summer, splashing in excess of £140million on six first-team additions. football.londonunderstands that the north Londoners are keen to further bolster Mikel Arteta’s squad, with at least one forward, a central midfielder and a fullback all likely to be targeted.
Now, former Arsenal midfielder Petit has told technical director Edu to bring in at least four players at the end of the current campaign, urging the Brazilian transfer chief to target Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha or Newcastle United star Allan Saint-Maximin. Speaking to Genting Casino, via the Daily Star, the Frenchman said: “I’ve heard big names as well, (Gabriel) Jesus, (Raheem) Sterling, I really like Zaha, or even someone like Saint-Maximin from Newcastle.”
The former Chelsea man heaped praise on Arsenal youngsters Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka before admitting that the backup wingers are not good enough. He added: “Martinelli is a very good player, just like Saka, but when they get injured, who’s going to play on the left and right?
“There are no options, they need at least four players, at least two upfront.” The aforementioned Jesus has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent times and football.london understands that Arsenal remain confident of sealing a deal for the City forward, with ‘positive’ talks ongoing between his representative and Edu.