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Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has named Jack Grealish as the kind of player his old club needs right now.
The Brazilian, who won the 2003/04 Premier League title with Arsenal as part of their famous Invincibles team, would like to see more style and creativity in this Gunners team.
Grealish has had an excellent season in the Premier League and is now also a regular on the England national team, and it seems inevitable that he will move to a bigger club at some point.
the Telegraph They claim Aston Villa would now want £ 100 million for their star player, which seems a bit pricey for Arsenal.
Still, Gilberto says that if Arsenal are to improve, then it might require branching out for big names like this, with Grealish named after someone who could be a replacement for the underdog Mesut Ozil.
Gilberto Silva, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at the launch of the 5-A-Side bet on Tottenham v Arsenal, said: “If we want to talk about Mesut Ozil, then he is the type of playmaker Arsenal really need. Arsenal need someone to come in from the side and create chances, to give the ball to the forwards. I thought that player could have been Willian when he was hired, but he’s been playing open.
“Ozil could be the type of player that Arsenal really need to sign.
“I like Jack Grealish. I’ve talked a lot about him. You have done an amazing job; he would be a good fit for the team. If you see the way he plays, his skill and you win. It has quality, there is no doubt about that. It has been sensational this season.
“Good players are not cheap; This is the reality of football, but they have a great impact. If the club decided in the future that they wanted to bring a Jack Grealish, then they know it won’t be cheap. They will have to spend a lot.
“It is not easy to find quality players at a good price; You have to understand the market very well and be at the forefront of a long list of many, many clubs that are looking for similar players to improve their squads ”.
A signing like Grealish would truly be Arsenal’s dream, but the 25-year-old would probably feel that he could do much better anyway and could choose from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.