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arsenal made transfer mistake during the summer, talksport told

Arsenal’s decision to not sign a dominant central defender during the summer is costing them hugely this season, according to Martin Allen.The former QPR and West Ham midfielder joined talkSPORT on Saturday and expressed his view that spending £72million on Nicolas Pepe was misguided given Unai Emery must have known his squad was lacking in other areas.The Gunners did sign two centre-backs throughout the summer, though William Saliba was returned to Saint-Etienne on loan and David Luiz is not the kind of reliable defender a manager wants to build his back-line around. Getty Images - Getty 2 David Luiz has not fixed Arsenal’s defensive problems since his move from Chelsea It is no surprise, therefore, that Arsenal have conceded 17 times in 12 Premier League matches this season to sit sixth, eight points off the top four and with only four wins to their name.While scoring goals has not been a problem – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has already netted eight times this season in the league – keeping them out has been a real challenge.This is not a new issue for Arsenal, however, as they struggled defensively last season and many fans expected Emery to completely rebuild his back-line during the summer.Recruiting only David Luiz and left-back Kieran Tierney was not what supporters had in mind, and investing the £72m laid out on Pepe in the defence would have been much wiser, Allen believes.“I’m not sure on £72m for Pepe,” Allen told talkSPORT. “He’s got pace and he’s quite direct – he is exciting – but £72m looks a little bit steep for me. REVEALED How the Premier League table would look if only goals from English players counted REALLY? PSG aiming to sign Liverpool man with Cavani set to move to MLS REVEALED How Man United could line-up if they sign £100m forward and world-class defender ROADIES Chelsea above Liverpool, Spurs relegated - the table based on last four away games...

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