Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has said that the Gunners can challenge for the European title by signing reinforcements for just one more role.
The Russian business magnate, who is the second largest shareholder at the club, was quoted telling the CNN: “Except for one position, I think Arsenal are ready to successfully fight for European cups.”
The Gunners have been linked with a host of names this summer for the defensive midfield and the forward positions. And recently, rumours in the press have linked them strongly with a potential move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.
While Usmanov did not directly quote which position he was talking about, it is believed that the Russian may have been hinting towards a move for a new world class striker.
Meanwhile, the 61 year old also pointed out that if the Gunners players do not suffer any severe injuries this season, manager Arsene Wenger would be able to make the side compete against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Man City for the Premiership, with the title being decided between these 4 sides.
Arsenal are already on a roll right now, with them having won the Barclays Asia Trophy and the Emirates Cup in the pre-season, followed by the FA Community Shield last weekend. And going by their current form, they are widely tipped to be THE team to challenge Chelsea this season for the Premier League title. However, as far as European glory goes, the club may have to strengthen themselves considerably before they can think about laying their hands upon that elusive trophy.