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BBC pundit thinks eight-assist PL star would make a huge difference at Arsenal

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Garth Crooks has claimed that Aston Villa star Jack Grealish would make a huge difference at Arsenal, on his column on BBC Sport.

The Englishman is having his best-ever season in the Premier League. Grealish has scored six goals and has eight assists to his name this term, and his performances have helped Villa climb up to fifth in the table with two games in hand.

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Arsenal, on the other hand, are ten places below the Villans ahead of today’s game against Brighton. Mikel Arteta’s men are struggling for creativity in the final third. They are on the market for a new creator and Grealish would certainly be a dream for many fans.

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Crooks believes that the Englishman has what it takes to make a difference at a top Premier League club – be it Arsenal, Tottenham or Manchester United.

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He wrote on BBC: “Grealish seems to be getting better with every game. This lad should be playing regular Champions League football and the first name on the England teamsheet. This in itself poses Aston Villa a problem. Do they build the team around Grealish with the ambition to become a top-four side or do they resign themselves to eventually letting the midfield star go?”

“Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United are all spluttering their way through the most open Premier League season on record. What a difference Grealish could make.”

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Can Arsenal sign Jack Grealish?

Arsenal’s current transfer record stands at £72 million. (BBC) Nicolas Pepe is the Gunners’ most expensive player but that fee will look comparatively small if we were to sign Grealish in the one of the next two windows.

The Englishman will easily cost in excess of £100 million. Many people were stunned when Manchester United spent close to that for Harry Maguire, but it is safe to say that nobody will bat an eye if a club pays a lot more than that for Grealish.

The Aston Villa skipper will make a humongous difference to any team in the Premier League. Arsenal would be lucky to have him but the chances of that happening next month are close to that of Bernd Leno scoring a hat-trick at the Amex this evening.

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