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Arsenal legend David Seaman believes his old club are still some way off their rivals and need to bring in a midfielder and a defender before the end of the transfer window.
The Gunners had a fine start to the summer by bringing in Alexandre Lacazette up front and Sead Kolasinac at left-back, and are now widely reported as chasing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.
However, Seaman believes there is work to be done in other areas, and has told Arsene Wenger he needs a top class central defender and a Patrick Vieira-esque holding player in the middle.
Arsenal haven’t been linked with many players apart from Lemar lately, but Seaman has stressed the importance of not overlooking those key defensive areas.
‘Arsenal need more players – more top-class players,’ the former goalkeeper told Goal.
‘They’ve got Lacazette, which is a good signing, but I still think they need a couple more. Whether they are in the pipeline I don’t know.
‘I think they need a central midfield player – a holding midfielder – a Patrick Vieira type midfield player. One with a lot of presence and strength, with the ability to control games like Patrick used to.
‘Then maybe a centre-half. (Per) Mertesacker is coming back now – I watched him play last weekend, and he looked as good as ever. I don’t think he’ll ever look as good as he did in the FA Cup final, that was brilliant to watch, but with over 100 caps for Germany, we know he can play.’
He added: ‘For Arsenal to win the league, I feel they’re a few players short, looking at other squads. I think they just need a couple.’