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‘They have heart’: Perry Groves want Arsenal to sign Brighton duo and £30m-rated speedster

Perry Groves has told TalkSPORT that he believes Arsenal should look to sign AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, and Brighton centre-backs Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk.

Arsenal have endured a difficult season that saw them finish in a lowly fifth place, and suffered the defeat of a 4-1 battering from London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.

Many have criticised the Gunners of lacking any kind of fight or work ethic this season, with the likes of Mesut Ozil accused of not trying as hard as he can do.

Former Arsenal winger Groves, who played for the Gunners for six years between 1986 and 1992, has urged the north Londoners to sign Duffy, Dunk and Fraser.

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“You’re looking at the likes of Ryan Fraser at Bournemouth,” Groves said. “He can play wide, he’s got good ability but he’s got heart and character. The two centre-halves at Brighton, Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy.

“They are better than what Arsenal have. They have fight, they have character, they have heart. They need that sort of player.”

TBR’s view

Groves is right. However, Arsenal’s main priority should be centre-backs and both Duffy and Dunk would be excellent additions to the Gunners. Fraser is less needed, given that Arsenal are still strong in attack.

It remains to be seen how much Dunk and Duffy would cost any interested parties, but the Metro claims Bournemouth value Scotland international Fraser at £30million.

Whether Unai Emery looks to his home country of Spain and the rest of the world for additions, or opts to bring in British talent, only time will tell.

(Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

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