van Nistelrooy would be a great influence - Ex-Arsenal star Wright

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy would be a great purchase for the club in January.
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Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy would be a great purchase for the club in January.

In his column for The Sun, Wright believes that the Dutchman would be good influence on the young strikers at Emirates Stadium and with the injury to Robin van Persie, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger desperately needs a quality talisman.

Wright wrote that Arsenal were clearly lacking in the striker department when they took on league leaders Chelsea on the weekend and if they are to stay in the hunt for the Premiership, a player such as van Nistelrooy would help greatly.

“The key difference for me on Sunday was that the visitors had a prolific main striker and Arsenal did not. They were clearly lacking in that department. Robin van Persie being out for several months is obviously a major blow,” Wright’s column read.

“The team desperately needs some experience up front.

“A couple of years ago, Alex Ferguson signed Henrik Larsson for Manchester United to beef up his squad with a player who had been round the block.

“Arsenal need to do that and, in January, I'd love to see Arsene Wenger finally spend some money and bring in Ruud van Nistelrooy, who has already indicated he might be interested in a move back to England.

“At least he knows where the goal is and he would be a decent influence on someone like Eduardo, who needs help.”