Report: Arsenal like £120k-a-week star that Ian Wright once claimed ‘brings chaos’, but any move squashed
Arsenal reportedly like Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, but any potential move has been squashed.
According to The Athletic, the Gunners are “admirers” of the 25-year-old.
However, the report states that Manchester City is the only “realistic destination” for the England international this summer if he is to leave Villa Park.
Villa reportedly want him to sign a new contract with them, but Man City like him and are prepared to pay £100million to get him.
Grealish, who’s a product of the Villa academy, is regarded as one of the most exciting players to watch in the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder had injuries last season, so could only play 27 games across all competitions. But, he ended up with seven goals and 12 assists in that time.
The £120,000-a-week ace is lethal drifting into pockets of space as a left-winger because he’s a nightmare one-on-one.
Gunners legend Ian Wright raved about him last season:
“He’s someone that progresses the ball wherever he ends up on the pitch. When you watched us against Croatia, with nobody to bring us the chaos… Grealish brings chaos,” Wright said last November.
Grealish would be perfect at Arsenal
Reports suggests it’s unlikely, but it must be fun for supporters to imagine Grealish at Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s group needs one or two star quality signings this summer if they are to get back challenging for Europe like they should be every season.
Grealish certainly does cause chaos with his dribbling, but it’ll be intriguing to see if he moves away from boyhood club Villa this summer.
He wouldn’t be a big fish in a small pond if he played at Man City.
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