Arsenal told to sign Liverpool hero Georginio Wijnaldum by Ian Wright

Ian Wright says Arsenal signing Georginio Wijnaldum would be ‘amazing’ (Photo: BBC)

Ian Wright has urged Arsenal to sign former Liverpool midfielder and Paris Saint-Germain star Georginio Wijnaldum as Mikel Arteta aims for a new midfielder.

Gunners boss Arteta admitted on Friday he was “very short” of options in midfield with Thomas Partey at the Africa Cup of Nations and Ainsley Maitland-Niles set to join Roma on loan.

“We’re very, very small right now,” Arteta conceded. “So obviously we’re going to move and we’re going to look for options, because we’re very short.”

Wijnaldum is a midfielder linked with a move to the Emirates, and Arsenal legend Wright has said the Netherlands international will be an “incredible” signing for his former club.

Wijnaldum has made more than 200 appearances for Liverpool, helping Jurgen Klopp’s side win the Champions League and Premier League in consecutive seasons, before joining French giants PSG last summer.

Wright said in The Kelly and Wrighty Show: “I saw Wijnaldum’s name [linked with Arsenal]. That would be great. A loan signing from PSG.

Former Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum joined PSG last summer

Former Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum joined PSG last summer (Photo: Getty)

“Someone like that in the midfield. From this experience. He is a Premier League winner. Just to help with the young people and a Sambi Lokonga just to keep it going.

“Then they can add to the squad and all of a sudden Arsenal can start to challenge themselves and serious challenges.”

After a shocking start to the season, Arsenal rose to fourth place in the Premier League and were unlucky that he didn’t get at least one point from defending champions Manchester City last weekend.

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As well as securing a top-four spot, Arsenal also hope to enjoy a productive cup run this season and face championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

“Of course we want to and we have an amazing history connected with this competition, but we have to go there game by game,” Arteta said in his pre-game press conference.

“Every game in this competition is extremely difficult, we’re going to go to Forest, we know the atmosphere we’re going to face, the team we’re going to play and you have to go step by step if you want to go further.

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