Arsenal should not sign Manchester United target Jack Grealish, says Glen Johnson

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on July 21, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors.
Grealish would not be a good signing for Arsenal, says Johnson (Picture: AMA/Getty)

Glen Johnson thinks Arsenal should swerve signing Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish this summer.

Despite Grealish’s incredible form in a relegation-threatened side this season – scoring eight goals and providing six assists for Aston Villa – Johnson does not think he’s ‘established’ enough in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a summer move to Old Trafford but with Villa holding out for more than £75million – a price United are unwilling to pay – his future remains uncertain.

Arsenal reportedly registered their interest in signing the Villa captain, but former Chelsea and Liverpool right-back Johnson thinks that would be a mistake.

‘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.

David James and Glen Johnson at half-time during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on November 14, 2019 in London, England.
Johnson thinks Arsenal should look elsewhere (Picture: Getty)

‘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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