Former Arsenal player David Bentley believes that current boss Mikel Arteta will need to cut off at least half of his squad if he wants to achieve sustained success at the club. David Bentley made this known during an exclusive interview with 888Sports. The ex-Gunners winger advised Mikel Arteta to offload a lot of players in his current squad, but he was quick to add that it would be difficult for the Arsenal board to back that move.
David Bentley said that Mikel Arteta needs to involve the young players more in his team and that he has been very impressed with the young trio of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Joe Willock. On his decision to retire at the age of 29, he said that he had the strong conviction to make that decision.