Arsenal’s new playmaker Santi Carzola, has urged the club to spend the money brought in from Robin Van Persie and Alex Song’s departures on new players.
The former Malaga man was extremely influential in the Gunner’s frustrating stalemate with Sunderland, offering the London club spark and creativity in an otherwise abject performance.
Speaking to The Mirror the Spaniard said, “It’s clear Van Persie is a great player and we would all have preferred it if he had stayed.
“Song has gone as well but there is still ten days left in the transfer market. I do not know if we will sign anyone but obviously it’s really important to replace players like that because they were so important to the team.”
Manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud were brought in with an expectation that Van Persie would leave, Arsenal have also already spent £30 million on transfers.
With Song’s departure, defensively Wenger’s men are even more vulnerable. Despite the Cameroon international sitting in front of the back four last year, Arsenal were often exposed, shipping 49 league goals.
Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin is a target on loan, while Arsenal have also been linked with ball-winning Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, all summer.