Arsenal can win the Premier League title next season if they sign this Chelsea star – Paul Merson

Paul Merson believes Arsenal can dethrone Manchester City as Premier League champions next season if they sign Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

“Arsenal need a centre forward,” Merson told GiveMeSport. “They need someone who is going to get them 25 goals a season.

“I’m not having a go at Gabriel Jesus. He’s a very good player and he’s been a brilliant signing. But he’s not going to get you the goals you need on his own.

“The other day against Brighton, I don’t remember him ever looking like scoring. Jesus can play anywhere. So if you buy a striker he could still get in the team. He could play with a striker.

“Arsenal’s squad is bare. It wasn’t strong enough to win the league. They need to buy players. Top quality players.

“Manchester City are head and shoulders above everybody. So you need to get stronger just to compete.

“Ivan Toney would have suited Arsenal, but that won’t happen now because of his ban.

“Romelu Lukaku might be available. The 30-year-old is an out-and-out centre-forward. He will stay up front and back into players. That might help Arsenal.”