Arsenal Opinion – Could Jack Grealish be the perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil?

The Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been the most productive player in his position this season, despite the fact that Villa are practically certain to get relegated if the season ever ends, and the 23 year old has been linked with summer moves to Arsenal and Man United if the Villains go down.

One person who thinks he would be perfect for the Gunners is the Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who said after Villa’s defeat to Man City in the Caraboa Cup Final: “Jack is a great footballer with a good technique – and I love watching him play because he reminds me of Dennis Bergkamp,” Pires told the Birmingham Mail. “I like to see him playing in the same position as Dennis, as a No.10.

“He has great vision, he isn’t a selfish player because he always wants to do what is best for the team, and I think he has a great future.

“I don’t want to put too much pressure on Jack because he is still a young player learning the game and Dennis was an incredible talent and a champion.”

Pires compares the youngster to probably our greatest ever midfielder, but more to the point he would be a massive improvement on the current incumbent, Mesut Ozil. At Villa, Grealish has scored seven times this season and created a further six for his teammates, while Ozil has hit the net just once this season, and provided two assists. The German is now in the twilight of his career while Grealish is in his prime and is set for a long and glorious future ahead of him.

I believe that Arteta should pay whatever Villa want they ask to take him to the Emirates and rebuild the Gunners around the Englishman. Surely he can be a part of the side that helps Arteta to make Arsenal great again…

10 Comments

  1. Roshan says:

    He will go to Man U.

    I’d target Emi Buendia from Norwich and also Orkan Kokcu from Feyenoord. We could get both players for the price of Grealish.

    Both players would add attacking flair
    Our midfield desperately needs

  2. Deonic says:

    I haven’t seen much of him but I think if we did get him as a replacement for Ozil, this would be a backward step. Not disrespecting his quality but I feel we need to improve our standards to progress. We have always had a few world class players in our squad but failed to integrate quality players around them to seriously challenge for silverware and as a result these players ran down their contracts for higher paychecks or greener pastures. I would rather give opportunities to our youth.

  3. Orlem says:

    Yes this will be a good replacement…Grealish have a good pace,high creativity,capable of scoring goals an also help diffensely ,energetic player thought out 90s mins..Great addition ever..

  4. Durand says:

    I think if we can keep Ceballos, add Grealish, and sell Xhaka and replace with a top DM we can solve our midfield issues.
    It would make for a great 4-3-3 if that’s what Arteta wants. Both Ceballos and Grealish defend also, a facet we lack in midfield.

  5. A J says:

    Hi Sue – are you out there.

    We’ve long been banging this drum;

    The answer to the question is a resounding YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Will we get him – a resounding NO !!

    1. Sue says:

      I totally agree with you, AJ… some gooners were saying yesterday that 45m will be ample to secure his services… no chance! Villa will demand 60+ which will be too much for us! So in that case I hope he stays with Villa 😄 Wouldn’t like seeing him sign for any of the teams I dislike haha!!

  6. jon fox says:

    Yes, he would be a superb replacement ,UNTIL you remember who owns us and then you turn the page and forget this completely impossible idea.

  7. Uwot? says:

    Hmmm a backward step? As opposed to a certain footballer who is perm sick or injured,who rarely features,who is £300,000 per wk drain on our dire finances,who goes missing in away,physical or top six matches.(take your pick as to which matches)& would sooner be playing “ fort nite” or sunning himself in Turkey.Its difficult isn’t it?as for Grealish.would be perfect but as pointed out by others,it’s never gonna happen.English silly money prem price will see to that.

  8. Top Gunner says:

    Why buy Grealish when we’ve got Martinelli? That guy can fit in well in that position, just give him a chance

    1. A J says:

      Totally different type of players.

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