Ex- Gunner Paul Merson: Arsenal need to spend.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes Arsenal need to spend more money in their quest to dominate the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger's side didn't buy any outfield player after they secured the services of Petr Cech from Chelsea, despite funds being available to strengthen their senior squad.

Merson told Sky Sports: "Why have Arsenal finished that many points behind Chelsea last season and only signed a goalkeeper?

"They should have gone for Karim Benzema. Arsene Wenger in the summer compared Olivier Giroud to Benzema, but the Real man would get more goals."

The Gunners' subsequent accounts, released in September, revealed cash reserves of close to £200m.

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