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Scholes gives his verdict on new signing Trossard and sends transfer advice to Arsenal

Scholes gives his verdict on new signing Trossard and sends transfer advice to Arsenal


Paul Scholes thinks Arsenal can “go ahead and win the Premier League” if they sign “two or three” more players in January.

The Gunners are top of the Premier League title race with nearest challengers Manchester City five points behind and Mikel Arteta’s men have a game in hand.

Arsenal moved quickly to seal a deal for Leandro Trossard from Brighton this month after seeing Premier League rivals Chelsea beat them for the €100m signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.

They have also bolstered their defense with Spezia centre-back Jakub Kiwior joining for around €25m, but Scholes thinks he needs to add “two or three” more if they are serious about winning the title this season.

“When you’re looking for titles, you need strong teams, you need players who can come in and replace players,” Scholes said Premier League productions.

“Those players coming in may not always be as good as the starters, but they may also be better off the bench.

“When Leandro Trossard came on for Gabriel Martinelli, I didn’t think he had weakened Arsenal, really not.

“So I think Trossard is a great signing. Two or three more would really give this team a boost to go on and win the Premier League.”

Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday with a last-gasp goal from Eddie Nketiah giving the Gunners all three points.

Arteta’s side have won 16 and drawn two of 19 Premier League games this season and would get 100 points if they mirrored that form in the second half of the season.

Gary Neville still thinks they will finish third but was impressed with their performance against Manchester United over the weekend.

“I really enjoyed it,” Neville said on his Sky Sports Podcasts. “In the last half hour I felt Arsenal had more quality.

“It felt like Arsenal were like they were maybe 20 years ago. When I was a player against them, I wished they would shoot from distance or cross, but play that extra pass to get him into wide positions.

“They would keep pushing you in your box. I would find myself deeper and deeper and more restricted and under pressure. It seemed that the target was coming. It was just wave after wave of attack, and it seemed that way 20 years ago, when you were playing against such a good team at Arsenal.

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