Exclusive – Parlour: Arsenal must find their own Matic

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour has implored Arsene Wenger to sign a player just like Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.The Serbian midfielder has been a huge success since his return to Stamford Bridge in January with many putting the Blues’ title charge this season down to his imperious displays in front of their defence.And with the Gunners struggling in that department this season, Parlour believes buying a player with similar attributes could work wonders for Wenger.“They’ve got to get that balance right,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast. “It’s alright having all these great players and saying, ‘there are going to be goals today’, but they’ve been conceding too many as well.“They’ve got to get the right sort of players in and I know he [Arsene Wenger] tries to play either Mathieu Flamini in there or Mikel Arteta, if he’s fit, as a holding midfielder but they’re not like a [Nemanja] Matic for Chelsea who can just shield that back-four. That’s what they’re missing at the moment.“If they can get the right player, maybe in January – who knows, it’s very hard to buy the top players in January – then maybe it will change Arsenal’s season.”last_img read more