Arsenal must copy Liverpool signings if Arteta isn't sacked - Campbell
Arsenal should copy Liverpool in the transfer market if the club is to rebuild this summer.
That’s according to former Gunners hitman Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the club’s transfer plans.
Arsenal face the prospect of a summer without preparing for European football after a disappointing league campaign.
Liverpool were in a similar position a few years ago, before a recruitment drive drastically improved the club’s fortunes.
Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson were all bought for less than £40million each and proved to be key players as the club won a Champions League and Premier League title years later.
Campbell claims Arsenal must learn from Liverpool and buy the right players for Mikel Arteta’s system as the club is unable to match Chelsea’s spending.
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“The key is how Arsenal are going to build going forward,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“That’s the key. Chelsea had periods without Champions League football, Liverpool might not have any European football next season.
“Arsenal are going through it. We all know how Chelsea do it, they splash the cash and do it their way.
“Liverpool did it a different way, with a manager and a philosophy. Arsenal are at such a big crossroads, if Arteta is going to be the manager, they need to back him in whatever he needs.
“That’s not to say they will sign the very top players but Liverpool’s recruitment wasn’t top quality players.
“They were systematic and tailor-made players to fit their system, that’s what we need to do.”
The Gunners recovered some form with a 3-1 win over West Brom on Sunday.
Arsenal are next in action against Chelsea on Wednesday evening.