BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton reckons Arsenal have the biggest vacancy for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish of the traditional top-six Premier League sides.
The former striker has been discussing what may lie ahead for the 24-year-old after a brilliant start to the 2019/20 season.
Grealish has been in excellent form for Villa following their promotion back to the English top-flight, and hit his fifth goal of the season against Manchester United on Sunday.
The quality of the goal will only lead to increased speculation about the player’s long-term future at Villa Park, and Sutton believes they’ll face a battle to keep him.
He told The Metro: “Look, I think people will be scrutinising him closely now.
“Last season he was very good in the Championship. I actually think the penny has dropped with him where a couple of seasons ago it was fair to say he was ‘Jack the Lad’ as such.
And Sutton reckons it’s the Gunners who could benefit the most from signing Grealish.
He added: “I suppose it’s a difficult one when you think of the players City have at their disposal, the Silvas, De Bruyne… Arsenal would be the one where you think there’s a vacancy. Tottenham, Dele Alli seems to be having a resurgence.”
TBR’s view – Grealish would be great signing for Arsenal
Grealish would definitely improve Arsenal’s team.
Recently he has been thriving playing from the left, which hypothetically would allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to move inside.
He can also operate as a ‘number eight’ and at the moment Arsenal only really have defensive or attacking options.
He’d be a solid pickup, but realistically he would cost a fortune and after spending £72 million on Nicolas Pepe, it’d be difficult one to pull off.