Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta already his own ‘Jack Grealish’ who could save him millions | Football | Sport

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta may not need to push to sign Jack Grealish in the summer, according to former Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley. Arsenal were actively looking to bring in an attacking midfielder last summer, with Houssem Aouar seen as the club’s top target.

A deal failed to materialise as Arsenal switched their attention to signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

While the Ghana international has proved to be a shrewd piece of business, bringing in a midfielder capable of impacting the game further forward remained a priority for the Gunners in January.

There were limited options available though with clubs reluctant to spend big money, but Arsenal were able to bring in Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard on a short-term loan.

But the clamour from Arsenal fans to see Grealish move to the Emirates come the end of the season remains, particularly with the Aston Villa captain enjoying another exceptional season.

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However, Cowley believes Emile Smith Rowe has all the attributes to step up and fill that role at Arsenal for years to come.

The 20-year-old impressed during his loan spell at Huddersfield in the second half of last season and has since broken into the first team at Arsenal with some outstanding performances.

And Cowley has backed the England youth international to realise his full potential at the Emirates.

“In Emile’s time with us we obviously had to manage his minutes because he’d had injury history in the past, Cowley told talkSPORT.

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