Nigel Winterburn is extremely worried by the lack of activity in the transfer market by Arsenal as the club waits to sign its first player.
At present, Arsenal haven’t signed a single player in the transfer window. The Gunners finished a lowly fifth in the league standings last season and didn’t qualify for the Champions League again. Moreover, Unai Emery has been given a very small transfer budget to operate on.
While the likes of Kieran Tierney, William Saliba and Wilfried Zaha continue to be linked with moves to Arsenal, nothing has been done so far.
And Nigel Winterburn admits that the squad needs some major improvement. The former player also admitted that the situation is worrying.
“I feel the Arsenal squad really needs a good shake-up,” Winterburn told Love Sport Radio.
“Slightly worried about the situation with the amount of money available to spend, and depending on Unai Emery’s situation – whether he wants to go to a back four, if he does Tierney would be a good addition.
“He can also play wing-back so he gives you that option as well.
“Rather than looking at individual players, I’m interested to see who ends up at the club when pre-season comes around and what they can do.
“It is a bit worrying at the moment because we seem to be linked with quite a few players, but there’s nothing happening at the moment.”
However, the Gunners should take comfort from the fact that Zaha is reportedly keen on moving to the club according to his brother, Judicael.
Judicael told Sky Sports News: “Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they’ve given means the world to him.
“It’s my brother’s dream though, to play for Arsenal.
“Given all Wilfried has given to Palace to help them remain a PL club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European football for the club he’s supported since childhood.”