Gary Neville questions Edu’s transfer strategy and makes demand of Arsenal’s senior players

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Gary Neville has been left unimpressed by the transfer strategy imposed by Edu and Mikel Arteta this summer.

The Manchester United legend believes that the Gunners’ strategy was left ‘unclear’ this window. football.london reported early on in the window that Arsenal were targeting players of a certain under-25 age profile.

New signings Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu cost the club nearly £150million but are all aged 23 and under, and have the potential to go on to be successful players.

However, Neville isn’t convinced that they will instantly improve a struggling Arsenal side, and thus, he has called on the Gunners’ more senior players to step up and galvanise the squad.

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“There are no signings I look at and think, ‘they excite me’, but they do have a group that need to come together quickly and form a team,” he told Sky Sports.

“Sometimes it’s not the signings they bring in at Arsenal, it’s the senior players you look at and think, ‘what are they getting from them?’

“They have to start working for each other on the pitch and be difficult to beat before they worry about winning loads of matches. They’ve been very easy to beat so far this season, which is not a good trait.”

Neville continued by suggesting that the club haven’t properly recovered from Arsene Wenger’s departure, and that they need to start being more transparent in the market, so that they can come out of a tough period.

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“I’m not sure what Arsenal’s transfer strategy is. It seems a bit over the place. Maybe there is one, but it’s not clear,” he added. “Sometimes you can see a left-field signing and think you can see where it comes from, but there’s quite a few of them at Arsenal.

“I’m not sure what style of play they’re going for, but it’ll all come out in the next few weeks. Man Utd came out of a period under Sir Alex Ferguson, and it’s very difficult. Arsenal are suffering in that way too, the hangover of the Arsene Wenger era.”

Source by Football London

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