Jamie Redknapp gives his view on two Arsenal summer signings

Ha has urged Unai Emery to sign better players

Arsenal had a very busy summer as Unai Emery was appointed as the new manager of the club after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years. The Spaniard signed a three-year deal worth £15 million.

He was given the charge with the task of rebuilding the squad and returning the club to the European elite while challenging for other major honours, after they finished sixth in the Premier League last season resulting in missing the Champions League this season.

However, the Gunners didn’t got off to a great start as they have begun life under the Spaniard with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League against their big rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

But they got their first Premier League points this season as they defeated West Ham United 3-1 last weekend and will look to continue the momentum in their upcoming fixture.

New signing Matteo Guendouzi has been very impressive so far and Sokratis Papastathopoulos has featured in all matches. However, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Stephan Lichtsteiner are yet to start any match.

Jamie Redknapp has criticized the signings of Sokratis and Lichtsteiner. He has also urged Emery to sign better players in order to break into top 4.

‘They’ve got to buy better players, it’s a simple as that,’ he told Sky Sports as quoted by Metro.

‘The players they’ve bought, like the right-back Lichsteiner, yes he’s been a great player in the past for Juventus, but he’s 34 now.

‘The centre-back Sokratis is not tried and trusted in the Premier League.

‘They’re not doing what the likes of Liverpool have done where they’ve gone out and bought Virgil van Dijk for £75m and gone and bought players who you know are going to be a success in the Premier League.

‘I feel like it’s going to take time and it is going to take more investment. Jose Mourinho moans about not having enough money all the time, but he has got a lot of good players there.

‘At Arsenal, the argument would be slightly different because I don’t think they’ve invested in some great players.’

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