The former Gunners striker is not convinced that the very best talent wants to move to north London, which presents a serious problem at the Emirates

Arsenal lack the “cash or the kudos to attract the top players”, Alan Smith has warned, with Mikel Arteta considered to be facing a tough challenge in the next transfer market.

The current Gunners boss has started piecing together recruitment plans. He inherited his squad in north London from Unai Emery midway through the 2019-20 campaign and has made few changes to it.

An opportunity to bolster the ranks, with comings and goings, will present itself over the summer. Arsenal are, however, facing the threat of losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and may find it difficult to plug that striking gap if the talismanic club captain moves on.

Smith concedes as much, with the former Gunners forward admitting that a move to Emirates Stadium no longer holds the same appeal as it once did.

Funds may also prove to be in short supply when it comes to Arteta’s rebuilding project, with there several issues that will need to be addressed when entering a testing market.

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