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Arsenal great Adams slams transfer policy: Why sign Willian? Why sell Martinez?

Arsenal great Tony Adams believes the board haven't fully supported manager Mikel Arteta in the transfer market.

Arsenal were disappointing on Sunday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Leeds United.

Adams believes Arsenal should have done more in the transfer market to reinforce the side, and questioned some of the club's signings.

"Bringing [Thomas] Partey in is amazing recruitment," he said to Stadium Astro.

“Arteta is doing a fantastic job but I question recruitment.

“Willian, [Nicolas] Pepe, do we need them? Do we add in the right areas? Do we need a right-back?

“I think Gabriel has been another inclusion that has been brilliant, but I question [Emi] Martinez – the goalkeeper – that we let go. Recruitment is so important.

“We have got another player like Patrick [Vieira].

“He was a legend and Partey might go on to be that, he is so impressive.

“It's the first time in a long time that I have got excited about Arsenal recruitment."

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