Arsenal must find another forward like former Gunner Olivier Giroud, according to Anders Limpar.

Olivier Giroud AC Milan
Olivier Giroud AC Milan

The Swede told “[Alexandre] Lacazette is in a bit of a storm.

“We released [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and I don’t know if you can trust [Eddie] Nketiah to be this real goal scorer.

“We need a really good striker again. Someone who can score 20-30 goals in a season, like Olivier Giroud, who is an obvious choice and the first name the coach writes down for the starting 11.”

Limpar, who made 116 appearances for Arsenal in the 1990s, thinks a midfielder should be a priority for Mikel Arteta this summer, too.

“I also believe we’re missing a hard worker,” he said.

“A Patrick Vieira type, who is a hard-working two-way player and can lift the team in tough games.

“That will allow [Emile] Smith-Rowe, [Bukayo] Saka, and [Martin] Ödegaard to do what they are really capable of with their offensive qualities”

By addressing those issues, Limpar thinks the Gunners could be up there with the top two before too long, provided they finish fourth this term.

He added: “If Arsenal manage to qualify for Champions League this season and then fix the positions I just mentioned, I think we can challenge Man City and Liverpool in a couple of seasons already.

“This squad, including Arteta, is still young so they will only become better and better.”