Former Arsenal forward, Kevin Campbell has opined that his former club should be looking to Offload Mesut Ozil in the next transfer window and sign a functional and consistent midfielder.

The German international has been touted for a move away from the London club with his contract expiring next summer, and Campbell has expressed that it is imperative the world cup winner be sold so as to free up important funds and space for alternative options.

Cambell has then advised Arsenal to join the race for English internationals Jack Grealish and James Maddison, who are already attracting plenty of interest from Manchester United as he strongly feels they would improve the club.

Campbell told 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.
"But we need someone who's going to be in there with legs, we need creativity, and someone that when the game's 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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