Former Gunner Lauren believes that Arsene Wenger needs to ‘mix it up’ a bit when it comes to signing players this summer.
After a season which is going to end without silverware, the Invincible right back said addressing some of the team’s physical deficiencies should play a major part in the rebuilding this off-season.
Speaking to Loaded, he said, “We need to sign different players, some in specific positions. Over the years, we have signed particular players: quality, good with the ball and intelligent. But we need to mix it up.
“We need to have a combination of players who are good with the ball, intelligent and quality with players who have a physical presence in some parts of the field – especially at centre-back and in the middle of the park.
“We need to make those sort of signings. It would help the team to achieve what they are looking for. If they put that together with the other factors, then the team will improve.”
He also mentioned his new found love of boxing, and said it has similarities with football.
“In boxing, like football, you have to face strong and difficult situations where people are demanding particular results,” he said.
“And if you have the nerve to go out and fight, then you have the nerve to go out and play football.”
Lauren, to whom Arsene Wenger recently compared Hector Bellerin, brought this kind of thing to Arsenal in his time at the club.
How we could have done with some more of that this season. Or this: