Lee Dixon believes the Arsenal squad needs improving in ‘all departments’ as Unai Emery prepares for an important summer at the Emirates.
Arsenal‘s failure to finish in the top four means the club are without Champions League football for the third consecutive season, a major blow as Emery’s side look to close the gap to the Premier League‘s elite.
A lack of Champions League football is reportedly likely to give Emery a transfer kitty of just £40m before player sales, with former Gunners defender Dixon saying the Spaniard must convince the club’s hierarchy to back him in the market as the club prepare for a ‘huge summer’.
“It’s a huge summer for Arsenal,” Dixon told talkSPORT.
“It was always going to be a big summer regardless of where they finished and whether they got to the Europa League or not.
“I think Emery knew this season was going to end like this, to a point where we either got into the top four and got Champions League football or we didn’t quite. We failed on that front.
“So he’s got to look accordingly, and try to convince the board and powers that be to give him enough money to improve the squad.
“It does need improving in all departments, and lets hope we can keep hold of our best players in order to do that.”
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