Arsenal legend Robert Pires has urged Arsene Wenger to invest in new players to stop the rot setting in at the club.
During his commentary for Canal+ during the Liverpool game, Bob said, “The time has come for Arsene Wenger to think about investing the money from player sales into players with experience and more of a guarantee.
“I think other players have spoken with him and told him the same. The set-up has changed now. Before this, many players wanted to stay at Arsenal for a long time but this has changed now, too. Players leave now at their first chance.
“That goes for Clichy, Nasri and Eboue. Indirectly, Wenger is to blame. Unless new players come in and others stay then the problem will get worse.
“I don’t think that they can rival the likes of Manchester City or Chelsea but you can’t win just with young players.”
And Wenger has insisted the club will be spending, the problem is identifying the right targets. “We will buy”, he said. “People feel I’m stubborn, I’m not, I just want to do the best for the team and to buy the right players.
“If I have shown one thing in the last 15 years, it’s that I have brought good players here. We will bring experienced players. But people just say ‘buy’ but it’s to buy the right player which is difficult”.