Jamie Carragher wants Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to make seven signings as he described the transfer business from the summer as “shocking”.
The Gunners made it seven Premier League games without a win as they were seen off 2-1 by Everton at Goodison Park.
It leaves the 15th in the table after 14 games – and face moving a place nearer to the relegation zone if Brighton can beat Sheffield United.
Criticism has been aimed at the north London side’s transfer business, bringing in players such as Willian who has only registered three assists despite his £220,000-a-week deal.
And it saw Carragher, who made more than 700 appearances for Liverpool over 17 years, suggest that much more work needs to be done on the squad.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the loss at Goodison Park, the former defender said: ”For [Arsenal] to get back to where they want to be, they will have to go through a lot of pain and they will do.
"A couple of signings they made this season, Gabriel [Magalhaes], [Thomas] Partey, they could be a big part of Arsenal for years to come.
"But they need a few more players in the January transfer window. If Arteta can get six or seven players in then he can be judged on the job that he's doing."
Arsenal spent £65million on new talent over the summer, bringing in Willian, Magalhaes and Partey as well as Willian on a free transfer.
But Carragher has a brutal assessment of the club’s business as the halfway mark of the season approaches.
He added: “The recruitment has been shocking, absolutely shocking the last few years for Arsenal.”
Carragher’s Sky Sports colleague Graeme Souness suggested the damage had already been done, saying only four players can now bring the club success.
While Alan Shearer is genuinely concerned that the Gunners will be staring at relegation if their current form continues under manager Arteta.
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