Gilberto Silva has claimed on his Incredible Wall podcast that Arsenal ‘missed’ signing Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish in the summer, and compared the England attacker to an Invincibles legend.
Grealish, 25, has been in stunning form for Villa this season and has broken into the England side – with supporters calling for the Villa academy product to get even more game time than he has done.
His stats this season have gone to a new level. Last term, Grealish had a hand in 18 goals during his 41 appearances. This season, he already has five goals and six assists in eight matches – despite a summer full of rumours.
The Villa favourite was linked with most of England’s top clubs, but instead put pen to paper on a new £125,000-a-week deal (Telegraph). Silva thinks Arsenal should have signed him, urging his old club to reconsider in the future.