Former Arsenal striker and football pundit John Hartson believes the Gunners should copy Manchester United’s transfer policy of big-name signings to challenge for the Premier League title.
It’s been 13 years since Arsenal last won the league, and last season they finished outside of the top-four which means no Champions League in 2017/18.
Hartson believes the club acould struggle to attract big names as a result, but wants Arsenal to be ambition like Manchester United were when in the same situation.
“ Their priority this summer is to be in for big players,” he said on Sky Sports, reports the Express.
“It’s difficult attracting big names, the biggest names in football when you’ve not got Champions League of course. But Manchester United were able to attract them when they didn’t have Champions League.
“They brought in the likes of (Zlatan) Ibrahimović, (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan, one or two others. But I really want to see him in for the big names that become available in the world of football, I mean the real top, top class players.
“That’s what Arsenal need to challenge and challenge for title honours, of course they just won the FA Cup.
“I just feel that they need to go in for the big, big players which become available just to make them competitive next season in terms of challenging for the title, because that is what the supporters want,” he added.
Arsenal have signed just one player this season, Schalke 04 defender Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer.