Arsene Wenger urged to sign three more stars to win title

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Former Arsenal manager George Graham believes Arsene Wenger must buy at least two or three more players to mount a serious Premier League title challenge this season.

The Scot, who managed Arsenal between 1986 and 1995, feels the Gunners still lack the necessary quality to challenge the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City - despite spending almost £60 million on Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers this summer.

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George Graham: Arsenal need a finisher

Although Sanchez scored 21 goals for Barcelona last season, Graham is of the opinion that Arsenal still need a finisher to provide first-choice centre-forward Olivier Giroud with some healthy competition.

“They have brought in real class in Sanchez, but they are going to need another finisher," Graham told talkSPORT. "They need someone else to finish the wonderful chances they make."

"Arsenal will be challenging if they get another two or three players."

Wenger has no plans to sign another striker

However, Wenger recently revealed that he has no plans to buy another striker following the £35 million acquisition of Chile international Sanchez.

The veteran French coach believes Sanchez, a right-sided winger by trade, is capable of playing as the team's most advanced forward - like Theo Walcott has done on occasions for the Gunners.

Wenger also has Yaya Sanogo at his disposal. The 21-year-old France Under-21 international has been a much-maligned figure since arriving at the Emirates Stadium in 2013, but scored four goals against Benfica in the Gunners' first Emirates Cup match on Saturday to enhance his reputation amongst the club's supporters.

Watch: Arsenal 5-1 Benfica - Highlights

Over-reliance on Giroud

Once again, though, Arsenal risk placing too much pressure on Giroud's shoulders to win matches.

The France international scored goals on a regular basis in the first half of the 2013-14 campaign before hitting a blip after the new year.

Sanogo was still developing, while Nicklas Bendtner was too unreliable, meaning Wenger was forced to field Giroud even when he was fatigued.

Wenger may feel that both Sanchez and Walcott are capable of filling in for Giroud on occasions, but neither are natural centre-forwards like the powerful Frenchman.

Both rely on their searing pace and look more comfortable when out on the flanks, running at full-backs.

Arsenal fans: does your team have enough quality to win the Premier League title? Which players should Wenger sign before the transfer window closes?

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