Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE - By JONNY FORD­HAM

GE­ORGE GRA­HAM has urged Arsene Wenger to dust off his cheque­book and sign FOUR star names this sum­mer.

The Arse­nal boss has been work­ing on a £25mil­lion deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain but could lose out on the Ar­gen­tine ace as he talks over his fu­ture at the Bern­abeu.

Liver­pool’s Luis Suarez is an­other big name on Wenger’s radar, as is Manch­ester United striker Wayne Rooney.

And for­mer Gun­ners man­ager Gra­ham says the club must stop their penny-pinch­ing ten­den­cies and break the bank to keep up with Europe’s elite.

“Over the last few years Arse­nal have not won a tro­phy and have spent a lot of money on the new sta­dium,” he said. “Now is the time to spend money on topqual­ity play­ers.

“They need three or four qual­ity play­ers who can go straight into the first-team.

“They have quite a lot of money, so it’s an im­por­tant sum­mer for Arse­nal and Arsene Wenger.”

Gra­ham also feels Arse­nal need to ad­dress de­fen­sive weak­nesses.

“They need an ex­pe­ri­enced sec­ond-choice goal­keeper, a topqual­ity phys­i­cal cen­tre-half, a hold­ing mid­field player and a fin­isher up front,” he said.

Gra­ham can also see why Wenger is in­ter­ested in the con­tro­ver­sial Suarez.

He added: “All the pub­lic­ity that goes with him takes away from how good a player he is.

“If he comes to Arse­nal, then he will get lots of goals.”

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