Ian Wright wants Jermain Defoe at Arsenal

Wright wants Defoe at Arsenal
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Ian Wright says that Arsenal should try to sign Jermain Defoe from rivals Spurs.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that his old club should try to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe.

The Gunners have failed to score in their opening two Premier League games despite signing Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud over the summer.

Following Robin van Persie's departure to Manchester United, Wright thinks that Defoe is the goal poacher that Arsene Wenger's side need.

"Two games and no goals show where Arsenal's problems lie and there are few better finishers around than Jermain Defoe," Wright told The Sun.

"I'm sure Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud will get goals for the Gunners once they have picked up the pace of the Premier League. But Arsenal cannot afford another dodgy start to a campaign after playing catch-up for all of last season.

"If I was Arsene Wenger, I would make an audacious bid for Defoe, whose face doesn't seem to fit at Spurs and who looks up for a move. Defoe would be the perfect replacement for Robin van Persie, the penalty box predator to finish off all those half-chances which are currently going begging."

Arsenal face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

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