Unai Emery asked to sign four new players, sell Ozil, Mustafi
Former Arsenal star, Charlie Nicholas, has urged the club’s manager, Unai Emery to sign four new defenders this summer’s transfer window.
He also wants the former Paris Saint-Germain boss to sell playmaker, Mesut Ozil and defender, Shkodran Mustafi this summer.
“We need a whole new backline,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“I am disappointed that Petr Cech is retiring. I would have encouraged them to give him another year.
“Bernd Leno has got mistakes in him and would have benefited from Cech giving him a helping hand.
“We are looking for four defenders, so on top of the crazy situation of letting Aaron Ramsey go for nothing, it is not great.
“They need two centre-backs and two full-backs. Hector Bellerin will come back and play right-back, as Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be pushed on potentially. Sokratis and Sead Kolasinac are good to have as squad players.
“Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny are getting on a bit now. Shkodran Mustafi must be released in my opinion.
“Konstantinos Mavropanos and Rob Holding are still to come back when they are fit”.
Nicholas added, “Ozil is on £200,000 a week, but where will he move to? If he won’t play then Ozil won’t stay. He has got too big of a personality to stay and be on the bench.
“If Arsenal can get him out with a transfer fee then I would. I would give the youngsters a couple more games next year and bring Reiss Nelson back, while looking at a big midfielder too.”