Arsenal legend David Seaman wants to see Unai Emery receive “some money” for the transfer window before they fall further behind their rivals.
While Emery had a respectable debut campaign as manager, Arsenal failed to secure a Premier League top-four finish. Things then ended on a low following a humbling 4-1 Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.
The Gunners will, therefore, be without Champions League football for a third successive season.
It’s been rumoured that Emery’s transfer budget will also be cut from a possible £100m (€113m) to a figure as low as £40m (€45m).
This couldn’t be a more unwelcome bit of news for Arsenal supporters, with reinforcements desperately required. The biggest area that needs addressing is the defence, with the club’s backline often being left exposed this season.
And now Seaman has called on the club board to throw their support behind Emery in the transfer window before things get worse.
“Give him some money. Give him a transfer window,” the ex-goalkeeper told Football London.
“There have been two transfer windows that have gone by and he’s had nothing.
“The board need to back him or otherwise we are going to be left further behind.”
Arsenal’s defensive woes were fully exposed in Baku as Chelsea scored four second-half goals in the space of 23 minutes.
Seaman added: “I thought first-half we were okay, second-half we were poor.
“There was some poor defending, but that’s been a hallmark of the season.
“It’s something that has needed addressing for three or four years now, so it’s frustrating.
“With Arsenal’s performance, it was same old, same old, so frustrating. It just shows how much work Emery has to do.”