Ex Gunnars midfielder Michael Thomas believes they need to spend big this summer on signing.
Thomas believes the north Londoners must sign atleast four players this summer to bridge the gap on their Premier League rivals.
“Credit where it’s due, Arteta looks like he is bringing back what it means to play for the shirt. He has a no-nonsense policy,” he told Goal.com.
“But it’s going to take time and good recruitment to close the gap that has opened up. Liverpool are on a different level of the process right now.
“I do believe, however, that except for Manchester City, Arsenal are very capable of beating all the teams above them right now. But can they perform week in, week out? That’s what we need to see.
“I think a right-back is needed and I am liking the links with [Achraf] Hakimi at Inter.
“I saw him at Dortmund and thought this guy has an engine with some quality. Cover at left-back is essential.
“[Kieran] Tierney is fantastic and seems to only be getting better, but someone with experience who can still offer something, like [Ryan] Bertrand, would be good in there.
“Yves Bissouma of Brighton would be my pick for a partner to Thomas Partey in central midfield. Both are solid, can use the ball well and are 90-minute players. Finally, keep [Martin] Odegaard! He has great vision and works extremely well.”