Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has urged the Gunners to bring in a better quality of footballer, if they want to hold onto Robin van Persie, Goal.com
The Swede played in an Arsenal side with the likes of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira and won the Premier League title in the Invincibles side of 2003/04. Arsene Wenger has since been heavily criticised for his inability to spend big money on new players at the Emirates Stadium and the Gunners lost Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas last summer.
Now, they face a real danger of losing Van Persie, who has failed to agree a new contract with the club and is currently at Euro 2012 with Holland. The Dutch look on the verge of exiting the competition, which is positive for Arsenal as they try to secure the 28 year old’s future in the coming weeks. Ljungberg believes that Arsenal can compete for trophies again, but the key to their success will be to build a contending squad around Van Persie.
Ljungberg said: “I think that Arsenal maybe have to open their wallet a little bit and buy maybe two or three top, top players. I think that will win Robin over on whether he will stay or not and as a fan, I hope that’s what he is going to do, because I want to see Arsenal lift trophies again.”
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