‘I could have signed Alexis and Ozil’ – Wright brands Arsenal recruitment embarrassing

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The former Gunners striker believes Arsene Wenger has been let down by those at his disposal, with the club having failed to unearth hidden gems

Ian Wright believes Arsenal have been let down by their recent business in the transfer market, with the former Gunners striker considering their recruitment to have been “embarrassing”.

Arsene Wenger has loosened the purse strings at Emirates Stadium on occasion, with big-money deals struck for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

They were, however, global superstars before arriving in England and required little scouting in order to determine their worth.

Wright feels it is an inability to unearth hidden gems that is now holding the club back, with it about time deals were struck for less obvious talents.

He has pointed to Leicester City’s ability to strike gold in N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez as examples of what can be achieved, with Wenger’s reluctance to make such moves leaving him with a squad that is now seriously underperforming and letting him down in his time of need.

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