Arsenal legend wants Edinson Cavani & Mesut Ozil at Emirates Stadium
Arsenal transfer news: Ian Wright urges signings of Edinson Cavani and Mesut Ozil
Ian Wright is buoyed by Arsene Wenger's assertion that he will invest significantly in the transfer market this summer, and has urged the Arsenal manager to bring Edinson Cavani and Mesut Ozil to the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger has claimed in recent months that he is prepared to 'spend big' if he deems it required, and Arsenal legend Wright hopes the Frenchman will stay true to his word and recruit some marquee players this summer.
Wright believes Arsenal need a proven goalscorer to sufficiently compensate for the departure of Robin van Persie, while he suggests Wenger could do with bolstering his defence and adding another creative influence to the club's midfield.
Cavani is the striker Wright hopes Wenger will attempt to bring to Arsenal, although the Gunners may face competition from Chelsea and Manchester City if they hope to claim the signature of the 26-year-old Napoli star.
Along with Cavani, Wright dreams of witnessing Real Madrid playmaker Ozil arrive at the Emirates Stadium to form a partnership in the Arsenal midfield with Jack Wishere and Mikel Arteta, although the likelihood of the German leaving the Santiago Bernabeu would appear to be slim.
"It’s hard to put your finger on specific players but for me, as a forward, I like the look of Edinson Cavani," Wright, who scored 185 goals for Arsenal, told The Sun.
"He very much looks like a top player in terms of scoring goals at the highest level.
"I also think we need another goalkeeper to go alongside Wojciech Szczesny so that hopefully he can kick on.
"We need two centre-halves and we could always get another strong midfielder, but who is really available out there?
"I did like Mousa Dembele, but obviously he went to Spurs and I don’t know whether or not he’d have been an Arsenal type of player.
"My dream player for Arsenal would be Mesut Ozil. I think he’s amazing and you could put him in midfield alongside Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta.
"Finally, we need two big-name strikers to go with what we’ve already got so that everyone can raise their game and aspire to be at the same level.
"Then we’d have the whole squad playing for places and playing to win trophies because there’s proper competition. Arsenal need to get that mentality within the squad.”