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Grealish is a wanted man (Picture: Getty)

Kevin Campbell believes the time has come for Arsenal to sell Mesut Ozil and believes he should be replaced with someone in the mould of Jack Grealish.

Grealish is one of Manchester United’s top transfer targets this summer after an impressive season with boyhood club Aston Villa and he is expected to leave the relegation-threatened side.

Campbell, who spent seven years at Highbury, believes Arsenal should also be in the hunt for the Villa captain.

He believes Ozil is past his best and that Arsenal need more legs in midfield – something Grealish or Leicester’s James Maddison would provide.

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‘Arsenal need an all-rounder in midfield, 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,’ Campbell exclusively told Metro.co.uk.

‘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.

Should Arsenal sell Ozil? (Picture: Getty)

‘But we need someone who’s going to be in there with legs, we need creativity, and someone that when the games not going particularly well, he can get stuck in and knuckle down as well.

‘We’re being shown up by the likes of Sheffield United, Chris Wilder who has done a fantastic job there, they haven’t got the quality that Arsenal have but they’re above us in the league.

‘Why? Because they’ve got a system and they fight, grab and battle, and they’ve got some quality there as well. If we can’t match these teams, we don’t deserve to be up there.’

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