Signing an attacking midfielder has been a priority for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta this summer.
Leicester star James Maddison has also been linked with the Gunners.
But former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes there are other areas that need strengthening more.
“The missing ingredient for Arsenal was steel so I’m not sure Maddison is the player we should be going for,” Keown told Stadium Astro after the 2-0 loss to Brentford.
“If I am going to Leicester, I’m going for [Youri] Tielemans or [Wilfred] Ndidi, I’m not going for Maddison because Arsenal need that type of player first.