Johnson claims Grealish is ‘not established’ enough for Arsenal

Date published: Friday 31st July 2020 8:32 - Joe Williams

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Former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson thinks Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish is “not established” enough to play for Arsenal,

The 24-year-old made 33 Premier League appearances before Villa were relegated to the Championship in 2016, where they spent three seasons.

On their return to the top-flight, Grealish has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers with eight goals and six assists in 36 appearances.

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He has been heavily linked with Manchester United over the last year, while Arsenal were credited with interest yesterday.

However, ex-England international Johnson doesn’t think Grealish would be a good fit for the north London oufit.

“They’re going to need players who know the Premier League,” Johnson told Football London. “Some players come from different leagues and underestimate the Premier League, it can be very tough and difficult.

“I think they’ll need to go for more established players within the Premier League. I don’t think [Grealish would be a good signing]. He’s only had one season in the Premier League so that’s not established at all.

“I wouldn’t be going for Jack Grealish if I’m Arsenal. I think he’s a great player but I don’t think he fits at Arsenal and, financial wise, they’re not going to get that done anyway.”


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