Arsenal legend Ian Wright hopes the club’s hierarchy will back manager Unai Emery to strengthen the squad in January transfer window.
Emery’s side suffered a 5-1 thrashing at league leaders Liverpool on Saturday, leaving the club five points off fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification, and Wright hopes the manner of the defeat will convince the board to provide funds for the Spaniard to invest.
“It’s a disappointing end to the year on such an emphatic defeat but I think you have to take the positives from the team,” Wright told his YouTube channel.
“This time last year, I don’t think we had won away yet and were nowhere near a 20-game unbeaten run.
“There was a lot to take from the run, even though we weren’t hammering team, we were on a run that we hadn’t been on for a long time.
“We’ve got to move players on and the Liverpool defeat showed that.
“There are three or four players in the starting line-up that should be moved on or farmed out because we need to progress.
“I’m hoping that result will release some funds for Unai.”