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Merson convinced big name striker signing will transform Arsenal

Former Arsenal striker Paul Merson believes a big name striker could be a gamechanger for his old club.

The Gunners have been linked with Real Madrid ace Gonzalo Higuain, Liverpool star Luis Suarez and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, this summer.

Merson told Absolute Radio: "They're the kind of players they're in for which is great. This has not been the case for Arsenal for many years to be fair, where they're in for three world, world class football players. I think if they got two of these three players, I can't see them not winning anything this season, I think they would.

"I think they'd be a massive force. If they don't win … the problem is and I think the fans will be disheartened before kick off starts in the Premier League if they don't buy anybody. If they don't get any of these three players, I think the fans in the end will just get disheartened by it all and I think then Arsène Wenger will be under severe pressure."

Merson was talking to Absolute Radio's Ian Wright. Saturday at 5pm on 1215AM. For more, visit absoluteradio.co.uk/football.

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