TONY ADAMS believes Arsenal should sell right-backs Hector Bellerin AND Cedric Soares – then get in a ‘good one in’.
The Gunners legend, 54, does not believe either of the current options are good enough.
Bellerin has struggled for form since returning from his ACL injury while Cedric is seen only as a back-up option on either side.
And that has led former Arsenal skipper Adams – who won four league titles and six other major trophies in north London – to call on his ex-club to get busy in the transfer window this summer.
He told Stadium Astro: “If you’re bringing players in who are a lesser standard, you don’t get someone that’s less than what you’ve got.
“Cedric, is he better than Bellerin? Have you made an improvement there? Take it or leave it.
“Or are you telling me we need two? Get rid of two and get a good one! That would be the opinion that I would have.
“You always bring in players better than the ones you have got or don’t bring them to the club.”
Adams was scathing of Spaniard Bellerin earlier in the season following December’s North London derby defeat.
He was frustrated by the defender’s positioning in the build-up to Son Heung-min’s opening goal and called on him to ‘learn your job’.
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The no-nonsense centre-back said: “Do your job first. Learn how to be a good defender, keep clean sheets and take it from there.”
Bellerin – under contract until 2023 – was linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer but it did not materialise.
Cedric, 29, only joined the Gunners permanently on a shock four-year deal last August following a six-month loan from Southampton.
Norwich ace Max Aarons, Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and Achraf Hakimi of Inter Milan have all been tipped as potential replacements should Mikel Arteta decide to shake-up the Emirates right-back role.
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