Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes Arsene Wenger needs another Gilberto Silva at the club.
The Gunners strengthened their squad well over the summer but did not add a quality holding midfielder which Keown believes could be the difference between them seriously challenging for the title this season.
“That’s the area Wenger will look to [strengthen] next,” the Arsenal hero told talkSPORT’s Drivetime.
“You want someone who is going to run the game for you, a more robust, defensive-minded midfield player.
“Someone like Gilberto Silva, he raised the bar coming into the club as a World Cup winner.
“He was a great champion, a real leader and very vocal in the dressing room, if they had someone like that now it would add a great deal to the team.”