Daily Express are reporting that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is set to join the race to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Grealish has been a long transfer target for Manchester United since January with the Red Devils preparing a summer approach for the player.
However, they could be joined by Arsenal who are looking to bring him in as a long term replacement for ageing Mesut Ozil.
The German’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is set to expire in the summer 2021 but the London club are already making plans for life after the 2014 World Cup winner.
The 2019/20 campaign has not been too fruitful for the playmaker who has only been involved in four goals in 23 appearances (1 goal and 3 assists), and a place in the team next season would be difficult for him should this continue.
Considering his declining performances, the Gunners have been urged to poach sign Grealish as a replacement by Kevin Campbell, who played at Arsenal for seven years.
“Arsenal need an all-rounder in midfield,” Campbell told the Metro.
“Arsenal need someone in the middle of the pitch who not only can create, he can break the play up, but he’s got legs, we miss that.
“We’ve been a strong spine for years.
“There was talk of should we go for Jack Grealish or James Maddison, these type of guys would improve Arsenal.
“No disrespect to Mesut Ozil, but Ozil is on the wrong side of his Arsenal career with a year left on his contract after this.”
Ozil has made 184 appearances for the Gunners in the English top-flight and has scored 33 goals and provided 54 assists. He has been tagged as one of the best providers the game has seen.
However, a move for Grealish will depend on the outcome of the Premier League table with Aston Villa currently in the drop zone.