Kevin Campbell has urged the club to complete the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur man Christian Eriksen.
The Dane has been playing for Serie A giants Internazionale since making the move to the San Siro back in January.
Campbell was very complimentary of the attacking midfielder as he claimed the Denmark international would be a ‘good addition’ to Mikel Arteta’s squad.
He said: “Eriksen played for the rivals but we all know the quality he possesses, that is for sure. It is not quite working out for him at Inter Milan right now and I am sure he would be a good addition to Arsenal’s squad.”
“I do not care if he played for Spurs – he is a superb player who can bring something to the table for Arsenal. I would not mind it if we swapped Eriksen for Xhaka. The key is building and fattening that squad up to challenge and you can never have enough quality players.” (via Football Insider)
The former Highbury man is right, whilst there may already be quality attacking players in the squad, there’s no such thing as too much quality. Manchester City have been accused of splurging on a raft of players, however, they possess a squad depth which is unmatched across Europe.
If Mikel Arteta harbours ambitions of turning the Gunners into a force like the Citizens, adding players of £260k-p/w Eriksen’s qualities is a must so that competition is increased within the squad.
And the 28-year-old’s qualities really are incredible. At the height of his powers whilst with the old enemy, Eriksen contributed 20 goals in 30 Premier League starts, also helping the side reach the Champions League final during the 2018/2019 campaign.
If you add Eriksen to the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Willian, you have a squad which possesses all the qualities needed to challenge at the highest levels and end the Gunners’ attacking frailties.