Exclusive – Wenger drops name of two players he would sign before summer end

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Perry Groves believes that Arsene Wenger still needs to secure two more signings in key positions for Arsenal before the end of the summer.

The north London side have been linked with several player across Europe this summer as Arsene Wenger intends to revive his squad for the 2017-18 campaign.

However, despite all the speculations, the Gunners have only signed two players so far this summer – Sead Kolasinac from Schalke and Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

The Gunner have been linked with a move to sign Monaco idfielder Thomas Lemar, while Alexis Sanchez still has not committed his future to the club.

But Groves believes that Arsenal’s defence needs to be improved if they hope to have a better finish in the Premier League than the fifth-place finish of last season.

And the former Arsenal star feels that a new defender and midfielder should be the Gunners’ next two signings.

Speaking in an interview with bwin, Groves said: “Arsenal proved with their fourth, fifth or sixth choices in the FA Cup final that they can deal with absences at the back.

“Per Mertesacker, Rob Holding and Monreal or Kolasinac can deal with the situation short-term, but then Mustafi and Koscielny will be back in the fold.

“I do think Arsenal need another centre-half and another top-quality midfielder to help defensively.”

Arsenal are currently preparing for their Community Shield clash against League champions Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

The north London side defeated the Blues to claim the FA Cup at Wembley back in May.