Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has said signing Mikel Arteta’s young players will cost him the Arsenal job.

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has said signing Mikel Arteta’s young players will cost him the Arsenal job.

Richards believes the Gunners can no longer attract top talent as the club struggles on the pitch.

Arteta and his players have been booed full time after their 2-0 loss to Chelsea.

This had increased pressure on the Spaniard, who has already spent £ 132million on Nuno Tavares, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Sambi Lokonga.

Richards told BBC Radio 5 Live: “At the moment Arsenal cannot attract the best players because the players want to go to the best performing teams at the moment.

“If you say they spent a lot of money, they’re buying second-rate players or players with good potential, who could be.

“You must think that the manager has some influence on the players he receives. But I just think Arsenal is in such a rut now, that they have panicked buying.

“They signed [Pierre-Emerick] Aubamayeng into his new contract and he hasn’t done much since, it’s like everyone has moved on and stopped.

“They were trying to control the finances and they went out and spent £ 132million. Without disrespecting, Ramsdale has had three relegations in his career.

“They’re signing for the future, it’s almost like they admit they won’t get world-class players. Unfortunately, buying young players is going to cost Arteta his job because he won’t be able to do it. “

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