Ian Wright says only new signings will make Arsenal successful
Ian Wright says Arsenal's chances of success next season depend entirely on their summer signings.
Last Updated: 07/06/13 10:25am
Arsene Wenger has this week released three of his squad, Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastian Squillaci, whose contracts run out at the end of the month.
Wright was pleased to see some space freed up and is already looking forward to seeing just who Arsenal sign this summer.
And he insists the Gunners can only win some silverware for the first time in eight years if Wenger's shopping spree strengthens his side immediately.
"[Any new player] needs to be the calibre of player that's going to want to come to Arsenal and take them to the next level," Wright told Sky Sports News HD.
"I think we've got the money but who wants to come here when we haven't won anything for eight years?"
Wright, though, admits it is going to be difficult to lure players to The Emirates, given the power of their Premier League rivals.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will all have new managers next season and are known as far bigger spenders than the fourth English Champions League team.
And that, Wright says, makes Wenger's summer shopping even harder.
"It is going to be really tough for them, but all you can do is keep supporting," he said.
"You've got to keep hoping and keep four fingers crossed that they are going to do something and players will come in there and perform."
Ian Wright has joined former Crystal Palace team-mate Geoff Thomas for the charity bike ride from London to Paris for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. For more, go to www.beatingbloodcancers.org.uk.