Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal should put their faith in Mikel Arteta and sell a number of underperforming players.
The Gunners have endured a mixed season under Arteta but Carragher believes the manager deserves more time and needs to be allowed to trim his squad.
The Liverpool legend named Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Nicolas Pepe as three players who Arsenal should look to move on this summer.
‘It’s going to take a lot of pain for Arsenal,’ Carragher told Sky Sports. ‘It’s the players, get rid of them. Stick with Arteta and get the young players in the team.
‘[Martin] Odegaard has come in and been a revelation, he’s someone you need to make a permanent signing if possible because he’s been fantastic.
‘Has [Alexandre] Lacazette really ever been the answer? No. Willian has been a disaster of a signing.
‘Nicolas Pepe, it’s not his age or his price tag, he’s just not good enough and never will be good enough, so Arsenal need to cut their losses there.
‘[Thomas] Partey will be a really good signing for them in the future.
‘With Aubameyang, he’s the superstar, but I think his performances this season have been lazy, at times.
‘I don’t care how many goals he gets because if he doesn’t score a goal, he doesn’t bring anything to the team, and that’s a big problem.
‘They need more from him. It was one of the worst performances I’ve seen this season from Aubameyang against West Ham.
‘I think there will be a big worry at Arsenal that they might have another Mesut Ozil situation.’
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