Adrian Clarke is urging Arsenal to sign Jack Grealish to unlock the full potential of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners were shown first-hand just what the Aston Villa man can do after he starred in the in the club’s 3-0 thrashing of the north London outfit last Sunday.
During an appearance on talkSPORT (via The Express), Clarke sang the praises of the England international as he urged the Reds to complete a transfer.
He said: “He forces defenders to back off, he takes up some great positions, he’s got power, got pace, great vision. I thought he was immense in the game against Arsenal and I have to say, looking at it, he is exactly the sort of player that Arsenal need moving forward.”
“Someone to carry the ball, someone to create, someone to maybe unlock the potential of an Aubameyang.” (talkSPORT)
Should Arsenal sign Grealish next summer?
Clarke isn’t wrong in his assessment, the north London giants are in desperate need for some creativity having struggled for large parts of this season. In their eight Premier League games, Mikel Arteta’s men have scored just nine times, the 15th-least in the division.
As a matter of fact, their creativity is so poor, their most feared finisher, Aubameyang, has played the joint-most key passes per game for the outfit. It says something about your lack of creativity when your star striker, who is stuck out on the left is proving one of your most creative players.
Grealish is playing like a man possessed this season and his ability to hold on to the ball and find that killer pass is second to none. Only Harry Kane has created more big chances than the 25-year-old (6), meanwhile, no other player is more fouled per game than the Englishman (4.1).
With Mesut Ozil’s career coming to a sad end, the club will need to replace him and in Grealish they have just the man. The 5’9 attacking midfielder possesses all the necessary qualities to succeed the German and help the side compete for the title.