Graham: Ozil won’t win you title Wenger

George Graham

Arsene Wenger has been told signing Mesut Ozil won’t be enough for Arsenal to win the Premier League title.

Former Gunners boss George Graham believes Wenger needed to strengthen in other areas if the Emirates outfit are to taste league glory this season.

Graham, who won a clutch of silverware during his reign as manager in north London, acknowledges that the £42.5million capture of the German midfielder from Real Madrid was a coup.

But he insists it doesn’t make Arsenal strong enough to compete with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in the race for the top flight crown.

He said: “I’m surprised Arsenal didn’t get a couple more players in, especially a top-class striker with the money they supposedly had to spend in the summer.

“They needed a centre-forward. If you are going to win it the title, you need a centre-forward that is going to get you 20 league goals, not 20 cup goals.”

Graham points out that the Gunners defence could have done with strengthening in the summer and that the arrival of Italian goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano surprised him.

He added: “They could have done with a more experienced goalkeeper. The goalkeeper they have got is in a learning process still and most teams that win the Premier League always have a very strong centre-half like a Nemanja Vidic at Manchester United.”