The former England international striker Stan Collymore has slammed Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy and has deemed the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez as not ‘of the highest level.’
Granit Xhaka has been Arsenal’s the only high-profile signing over the summer after the Gunner missed out on both Jamie Vardy and Gonzalo Higuain in their search for a new striker.
‘That, for a team which relies on finishing in the Champions League spots season in, season out, would be a disaster. It would also, I’m sorry to say, leave Wenger’s reputation shredded to bits.
“But I still don’t feel Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez or Granit Xhaka are of the highest level. They’re very good players. Xhaka is the right type of signing, mobile and aggressive,” Collymore told the Mirror.
“That’s why Wenger needs those one or two “wow” signings and fast – otherwise Guardiola, Mourinho and Conte could taint his legacy for ever.”
Ozil was one of the star’s of last season having recorded 19 assists and also starred in this summers Euro 2016 tournament.
The 27-year-old scored one goal and provided one assist during Germany’s run to the semi finals. The Arsenal playmaker also boasted a pass accuracy of 91% and created 48 chances for his team-mates throughout the tournament.
Ozil is expected to miss the first game of the Premier League season against Liverpool on August 14 due to concerns over his fitness