Arsenal transfer news: Gunners ‘need improving in all positions’ this summer, says legend Lee Dixon

Arsenal are facing a ‘huge’ summer transfer window in which they need to ‘improve in all departments’, according to club legend Lee Dixon.

Unai Emery is keen to strengthen his squad this summer after a disappointing first season in charge at the Emirates Stadium.

Emery is facing a battle to strengthen his Arsenal squad this summer

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The Gunners missed out on a Premier League top four spot after a late dip in form, and then blew their last chance to qualify for the Champions League as they were thumped 4-1 by Chelsea in the Europa League final.

However, it is widely claimed the boss has been given a transfer kitty of just £40million for this transfer window, before any player sales.


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And Dixon has told talkSPORT Emery must try to convince the club’s board to give him more funds to bolster his team this summer, admitting the Gunners need a big overhaul.

“It’s a huge summer for Arsenal,” said club legend Dixon at a special screening of the new documentary, Diego Maradona, in London on Monday night.

Mesut Ozil is among the players who could be shipped out to provide more transfer funds this summer

“It was always going to be a big summer regardless of where they finished and whether they got to the Europa League or not.

“I think Emery knew this season was going to end like this, to a point where we either got into the top four and got Champions League football or we didn’t quite. We failed on that front.

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“So he’s got to look accordingly, and try to convince the board and powers that be to give him enough money to improve the squad.

“It does need improving in all departments, and lets hope we can keep hold of our best players in order to do that.”