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Harry Redknapp wants Arsenal to bring defensive reinforcements

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Harry Redknapp believes that the Gunners’ pursuit of Wilfried Zaha shouldn’t be the priority and the club should instead focus on signing defenders.

Arsenal have got their priorities wrong according to Harry Redknapp. The former Tottenham manager believes that the club needs to sign defenders first.

As things stand, Unai Emery’s side is keen on bringing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. If the signing happens, it would be a record-breaking deal. And while such a signing is definitely going to placate fans after years of miserly spending, Harry Redknapp thinks that it’s wrong.

The English manager feels that the club should instead focus on bringing defenders. The likes of William Saliba and Kieran Tierney have been linked with moves to Old Trafford and Harry Redknapp thinks that the club’s interests would be served best if they sign defenders first.

And with the likes of Laurent Koscielny wanting out and other defenders not really proving to be consistent in their displays, Harry Redknapp feels that the club doesn’t need offensive players.

Redknapp said on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “What has happened to Arsenal?

“Years ago, when Arsenal wanted a player they went and got him.”

And Reknapp believes that the club is in dire need of a central defender.

“We keep talking about the kid at Celtic [Tierney], who is a good left-back, but they need central defenders, surely.

“You talk to an Arsenal fan and they’d tell you – in the back four, their two centre halves are not good enough, they’re going to lose [Laurent] Koscielny, he’s got a problem and he wants out, and they’re short in midfield.

“They certainly don’t need any more forwards – that’s the one area they are decent in, they’ve got a couple of good front men.

“They need some defenders desperately.”