Arsenal legend and member of ‘The Invincibles’ team, Sol Campbell, queried his former club’s transfer policies in a recent interview.
During an interview on Monday’s TalkSport mid-morning show hosted by Jim White, the ex-Arsenal defender pointed out a number of faults regarding how the club does its business.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has faced a barrage of criticism for allowing the contracts of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere run down and the former defender gave his opinion.
“This is a vital time in Arsenal’s period of the season, that you need to keep your players and add to them, not take away,” Campbell said live on TalkSport.
“If you keep selling the best players, some players might say ‘Why do I want to go there because all the best players are going?’
“When you look at Arsene and Arsenal they’ve got to look at how could Sanchez got to that stage.
“I think there was a moment that they could have signed Sanchez and I think they just took too long to sign him up.”
But Campbell would not be drawn on whether the Frenchman should remain as the manager at the Emirates.
Wenger’s side have managed only two wins in the last six Premier League fixtures and are without a win in the last three.
As a result, the north Londoners have been cast adrift in the battle for a place in the top four and the pressure is mounting on the ex-Monaco boss.
The Gunners have a tricky fixture against Roy Hodgson’s rejuvenated Crystal Palace side on Saturday and Wenger will be desperate for a return to winning ways.