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Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring in two new players following the club’s 5-1 demolition at the hands of Liverpool, reports say.

The Gunners’ top four hopes took a serious blow on Saturday night – that’s despite taking the lead at Anfield.

A hat-trick from Roberto Firmino, a converted spot-kick by Mohamed Salah and another from Sadio Mane rounded off a convincing win for the Reds.

Arsenal signed five players in the summer but still somewhat resemble the inconsistent team that struggled under Arsene Wenger.

After the fourth defeat of the season, it has now come to light that Emery is chasing a new central-midfielder and a centre-back to bolster his side.

Aaron Ramsey looks a certainty to leave the club in the summer with Juventus hopeful of signing the Welshman. Meanwhile Granit Xhaka’s form remains inconsistent.

As for the heart of the defence, Sokratis has struggled to impress following his £15m move from Borussia Dortmund. Rob Holding’s knee injury was a serious set-back and so far Laurent Koscielny appears to have lost a step.