Gary Neville stormed Arsenal for his dribbling late in the transfer window.
In particular, Neville was critical of the club’s decision to wait until deadline day for a bid to buy Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted in early August that the club were still looking to do some business, but they didn’t end up hiring anyone else.
After Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United, Neville appeared overlap YouTube channel questioned the strategy.
He said: “We asked Mikel Arteta about the first game of the season, we told him: Are you going to do more business?”
“He said he did, in midfield. Why did they wait until the day of the transfer deadline to make a bid for Luiz? Why did they wait three or four weeks?”
“I thought midfield yesterday [against Manchester United] The only area where United looked like they had more was, at times, running through the lines.
“I know Arsenal did really well in midfield, but when there was a moment to open the match – I know Odegaard can do it – I felt they were missing a midfielder.”
Arsenal made three bids for Brazilian Luiz before the deadline passed.
They were also linked with a move for Youri Tielemans through the window, but withdrew from the deal to sign him due to a “loss of confidence” in the player.
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New reports also surfaced that Arsenal were frustrated in their pursuit of Pedro Neto by Nottingham Forest.
Forrest’s purchase of Morgan Gibbs-White Wolves has pushed Neto’s asking price up to £50m, too high for Arsenal.