Souness: Arsenal Need Moses’ And Alonso’s Intensity/Physicality To Become Champions

Souness: Arsenal Need Moses’ And Alonso’s Intensity/Physicality To Become Champions

Liverpool and Scotland legend, Graeme Souness, believes Arsenal will become champions again should Arsene Wenger sign two midfielders with intensity and physicality, like Victor Moses and  Marcos Alonso.

Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League table and are 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.


The North London club are on the verge of crashing out of this season's UEFA Champions League after losing 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the first leg at the Allianz Arena.

Commenting on Arsenal's recent poor form, Souness who won five league titles (1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984) and three Champions League (1978, 1981, 1984) with Liverpool during his playing career, stated that both Moses and Alonso would have added a different positive dimension to Arsenal.

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"I used to think Arsenal were only a couple of world-class players away from winning the title, most notably a holding midfielder and striker," Graeme told The Sunday Times.

"Now they look as many as five or six away from being contenders.

"A big reason for this has been the type of midfielder the Frenchman has signed in the past decade. This was a manager who won his first Premier League title with two giants – in every sense – in midfield.

"Yet since Patrick Viera left the club in 2005, we have seen no one in the robust mould of him or Emmanuel Petit.

"I look at Cesc Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky, Andrey Arshavin, Samir Nasri, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and they are all technically gifted ball-players.

"Yet they are all the same nicey-nicey types. You wouldn't say Marcos Alonso or Victor Moses are better technically than any of those, but an injection of the intensity and physicality they have shown for Chelsea this season would have significantly improved Wenger's squad."

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