Harry Redknapp: I would sign ace from London rivals if I was Arsenal manager
By Dominic Toner
Harry Redknapp believes that Arsenal would be a much better side if they had Chelsea defender John Terry in their squad.
The former Tottenham manager has stated he would sign the 36-year-old if he was in charge at Arsenal.
The Daily Mail report that Terry will not be offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge, despite his current deal set to expire in the summer.
The report details that the Chelsea legend could end up staying in the Premier League and will consider all options at the end of the season.
Redknapp feels that Terry is exactly the kind of character that Arsenal are missing this season and he would make a big impact at the Emirates Stadium.
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“If I was the manager of Arsenal, I would take John Terry tomorrow,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “He would absolutely improve that side.
“That’s what they’re short of, they’re short of a John Terry – they’ve got no leaders. I think someone like John would sort a few of them out and get them at it. He’d be worth his weight in gold around the place. There are not many players like him around anymore.”
Arsenal have come under huge criticism in recent weeks and they are in real danger of missing out on the top four.
The Gunners were also humiliated 10-2 on aggregate against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, with the side capitulating when defender Laurent Koscielny was forced off in both games.
Terry in an Arsenal shirt is a hugely unlikely idea, but Redknapp feels he would help them hugely.
The centre-back has been the heart of Chelsea since graduating through the club’s academy and has made 683 appearances for the Londoners.
He has slipped down the pecking order under Antonio Conte this season, but Chelsea’s club captain is regarded as one of the best leaders in the Premier League era.
Arsenal’s team has come under-fire for having no big characters and that has been highlighted during defeats in big matches.
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