Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas believes his old club can make it all the way to the Champions League final this season.
The Gunners have been drawn in Group D alongside Germanyâs Borussia Dortmund, Turkeyâs Galatasaray and Belgiumâs Anderlecht and with the addition of two more players, Nicholas feels Arsene Wengerâs side can reach the final in Berlin in June next year.
âArsenal have been there for so long now that they tend to know how to take care of business, but the thing with Arsenal is they always seem to start the campaign well and never seem to finish strongly,â Nicholas told Sky Sports News HQ.
âYou canât have that again because (injured striker Olivier) Giroud is going to miss the entire six games. It will be interesting to see if he goes in for another centre-forward.
âAaron Ramsey was suspended [against Besiktas] and will be back and Theo Walcott will be back fit in two or three weeksâ time so there is a lot of good news coming Arsenalâs way, but I still feel another holding midfielder and a striker would be absolutely perfect for Arsenal.
âArsene Wengerâs got a big decision to make. Heâs got two or three days before the deadline to decide whether to go into the market or not. He tends to trust people and with this group he should be strong enough to be second or probably top.
âI would love to say he will [go into the market], but with the way Arsene tends to do things and with what he said yesterday, it told me he would be trusting of the current crop he has.
âYou need options in football. Arsenal have lots of pace now and lots of power, but they donât have a natural link-up centre-forward with Giroud being out of the team. I think thatâs the missing link to give them more variety, rather than just out-and-out pace.
âDefensively, Arsenal are still vulnerable. We know theyâve got a lot stronger, but I still feel if they add one or two by Monday then I would be very confident they would go all the way.â
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