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Jamie O'Hara names three players Arsenal should sign ASAP

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Jamie O’Hara has named three players Arsenal should ‘go and get’ after Mikel Arteta’s men suffered a 2-0 defeat to Brentford on the opening day.

The Gunners already have an incomplete squad but that was magnified with the absence of three key players yesterday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Thomas Partey were all ruled out, and that made things a lot more difficult for us.

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However, there are no excuses for a performance as bad as last night’s. Arsenal were woeful against the Bees and the performance showed just how far away we are from competing against sides like Manchester City and Liverpool.

Jamie O’Hara: Arsenal should sign three players ASAP

The former Spurs man told TalkSport: “Arsenal are cheap, they just wanted someone to come in.

“If they had anything about them, they would have gone and (appointed) Carlo Ancelotti or Brendan Rodgers when they could. It’s cheap and shocking and the recruitment is no good.

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“They should sign Kieran Tripper, pay whatever they want – even if it is £30 million. PSG need to get rid of some players; go and get Mauro Icardi up front and then go and get Ander Herrera in midfield!”

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The Insider’s View:

Thank god O’Hara isn’t in charge of Arsenal’s transfers.

Don’t get us wrong, La Liga champion Trippier (30) and PSG stars Herrera (32) and Icardi (28) are all excellent players. They’ve proved themselves on the big stage and they have the quality to come into most teams and perform well.

However, the average age of the three stars he has mentioned is 30. If Arsenal do take his advice and sign the trio, we can almost guarantee that O’Hara and all his pundit pals will come on air next month and slam our recruitment policy of signing old players.

It’s easy to sit in a studio and talk about transfers, but everyone who knows the game knows just how difficult it is, especially in this post-pandemic market.

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