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Redknapp: Arsenal should've signed Kondogbia

Jamie Redknapp savaged Arsenal's midfield after the north London club were beaten by Monaco on Wednesday night.

The Gunners lacked fight in the centre of the park as Leonardo Jardim's side ran riot at the Emirates Stadium when producing a 3-1 result in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg.

Arsene Wenger's only semblance of a tackling midfielder was Francis Coquelin, who was subbed off during the second half, prompting former Liverpool man Redknapp to suggest they need a player such as Monaco goalscorer Geoffrey Kondogbia to solve their defensive midfield worries.

"Arsenal were off the cuff. I didn't think Coquelin was too bad but he was taken off as he was booked so Arsenal were left with (Santi) Cazorla, a wonderfully gifted attacking player, (Tomas) Rosicky, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain," Redknapp said on Sky Sports after the match.

"That midfield couldn't tackle a hot dinner!

"Kondogbia was incredible for Monaco, he was exactly the player Arsenal needed to sign."

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