Arsenal legend Adams: Why is Wenger ignoring defensive signings?

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has questioned manager Arsene Wenger's brittle defence.

Adams is baffled why Wenger has ignored the need to strengthen his defensive options.

He told the Mirror: “It’s not Arsene’s style to pay top dollar and gamble huge sums of money on a single player, but my main criticism of him is that I would do things differently.

“This team is so gung-ho, and they are so open, that the balance is not right. They are too susceptible to the counter-attack and they never look like keeping a clean sheet.

“It’s so scary, I sit there holding my breath every week. So to try and shell out £40m on Suarez or Wayne Rooney would be money badly spent on yet another player who can open doors in the attacking third while the back door remains wide open.

“I thought it was a ridiculous bid for Suarez – I would never have gone there in a million years. You have got the baggage as well, but I’m not even talking about the baggage.

“Arsenal have not got a problem scoring goals, because Giroud scored 17 last season, they have got the pace of Theo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Ramsey. They can score from all over the pitch.

“They need someone to lock it up when it breaks down, and I would be scouring Europe for the next Gilberto.

“I must have been the only person in the country doing somersaults watching Manchester United and Chelsea keeping clean sheets the other night – two fantastic, organised, solid sides giving nothing away.

“That wasn’t a boring game for me, because I was wishing Arsenal could do that more often.”

 
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