Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has called on Arsenal manager Unai Emery to spend money on quality defenders at the end of this season.
Sherwood was reacting to the upcoming North London Derby (NLD) clash in the Premier League as he urged Unai Emery to follow in the footsteps of compatriot and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola by overhauling his defence.
Former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss Guardiola failed to really partake in the title race in his debut campaign as a Premier League manager.
The disappointment of his first season in England propelled him to overhaul his defence at the start of his second season and that ultimately led to the Premier League title.
Guardiola splashed around £150m on defenders like Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Ederson and Danilo.
He also spent £57m on Spanish defender Aymeric Laporte in January.
The Arsenal defence has continued to look shaky despite the summer arrivals of Sokratis Papasthathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The Gunners have kept just two clean sheets in the first 13 league games of the season.
In addition, Arsenal have already conceded 16 goals in those games.
Unai Emery will have to fix his team’s defensive issues before they can talk about a possible title.