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Merson insists Arsenal do not need to buy new keeper

Arsenal hero Paul Merson insists Arsene Wenger doesn't need to buy a new goalkeeper.

Merson would stick with young keeper Wojciech Szczesny rather than bringing in a new No1.

He told The Sun: "The goalkeeper's made mistakes at vital times.

"He's a young goalie but if they bring in a new keeper he [Szczesny] may not play again for three or four years, so I think they'll stay with him and in two or three years he'll be top drawer. "

The other area in urgent need of rebuilding is the defence and Merson believes the answers could be close to home.

He said: "Again I would go with somebody who has played in the Premier League this year, like a Christopher Samba, a Gary Cahill, a Roger Johnson or a Scott Dann.

"People who are going to come in and settle straight away, not take six or seven or eight months and be thinking they don't play like this in Holland or Italy or Germany.

"This is the hardest league in the world."

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