Niall Quinn has insisted that he would back Arsenal if they had Chelsea's Nemanja Matic sitting in front of their defence.
Matic has enjoyed a wonderful start to the season at Stamford Bridge, whilst the Gunners have struggled in the defensive department throughout the course of the campaign so far.
Arsenal must improve
And Quinn, who was speaking on Sky Sports last night, insisted that the north London club must improve at the back as they go in search of glory.
“All of us have been saying for some time, strengthen that back four. If you strengthen that back four you have all the other things going forward.
"Throw Matic in front of them [Arsenal defence], then I’ll happily back them.”
There's no doubt about it, Arsenal fans would love a player in the mould of Matic, but it's extremely unlikely that they will get the man himself anytime soon. As a key member of Jose Mourinho's first-team, the midfield ace continues to go from strength-to-strength at Stamford Bridge.
In fact, with Matic absent at St James' Park this past weekend, the Blues were beaten for the first time this season.
Arsenal, despite their victory over Turkish outfit Galatasaray in Europe last night, have been struggling on the domestic scene. In fact, after 15 Premier League games, Arsene Wenger's side are already as many as 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.
After losing to Stoke City this past weekend, the north London side have now lost four games in England's elite division this season. And there's certainly a vulnerability about the club as they continue to make the same mistakes under the Wenger regime.
Struggling to keep teams out, the north London side don't look strong enough in the middle of the park, with the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta struggling to protect their shaky back-line.
There's no doubt about it, the club are in need of investment in the upcoming transfer window, but it remains to be seen as to whether the Gunners chief makes his move.
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