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David Seaman urges Arsene Wenger to sign more players

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David Seaman at The Emirates Stadium

Arsenal icon David Seaman has urged the club’s boss Arsene Wenger to make more signings urgently, or he fears they could fall behind in the Premier League race. All other big clubs have been busy in their transfer activity, except Arsenal, who have made only one senior signing so far, which is the addition of £30 million Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka.

David Seaman feels Arsenal have been unsuccessfully linked with potential signings for too long and the fans are anxious for a statement signing. He believes that new players, especially established names, will result in the shot in the arm which the team desperately needs. Furthermore, he believes that there is an air of disappointment with the lack of big signings and Arsene Wenger needs to lift the club and fans’ morale in order to garner their support before mounting a title challenge.

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“We still need a dominant centre-half,” he told Talksport. “We'll see what Granit Xhaka's like in midfield, but ideally we need someone like (a) Patrick Vieira. And a striker as well. I think the only way you would be able to stop the fan backlash is by signing top quality players," he said.

Arsenal are supposedly in the hunt for a top striker. The targets include Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Morata and Mauro Icardi. However, they have been unsuccessful in the pursuit of any of the aforementioned so far. The club has also been linked to defensive stalwarts Mateo Muscachio and Rob Holding and as in with the case of the missing strikers, nothing has transpired.

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"We need the finished article, not the young, up-and-coming guys. He needs to buy someone to give the club a lift and give the fans a lift. Ideally a striker would be great, but either a centre-half or midfielder would do for me,” he added.

David Seaman spent 13 years at Arsenal. He is the most capped Arsenal goalkeeper, and is second to Ray Parlour in all-time Premier League appearances for Arsenal, with 325 to his name.

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