The former Gunners striker considers that those at Emirates Stadium ought to be rivalling the likes of Manchester United and other potential clubs for two best known playmakers in Premier League.

Arsenal ought to be looking to offload Mesut Ozil in the next transfer window and then join the race to get Jack Grealish or James Maddison, says Kevin Campbell.

Speculation continues to indicate a World Cup-winning playmaker may be transferred from Emirates Stadium at a certain stage in the not too distant future.

Campbell believes the Gunners have to be opening themselves up to supplies for Ozil, permitting significant capital and funds for other choices to be freed.

Aston Villa captain Grealish and Leicester star Maddison are already attracting lots of attention, together with Manchester United apparently leading the pursuit, but the door stays open for Arsenal.

Former Gunners striker Campbell told Metro about which he’d do if calling the shots at North London: “Arsenal want an all-rounder in midfield, Arsenal want someone in the center of the pitch that not only can produce, he can break up the play, but he has legs, we overlook that. We have been a powerful spine for ages.

“There was discussion of if we proceed for Jack Grealish or even James Maddison, this kind of men would enhance Arsenal.”

“But we want somebody who’s likely to be in there with legs, we want imagination, and somebody that if the game isn’t going especially well, he will get trapped into and knuckle down too.”

“Why? Since they have got a method and they struggle, catch and combat, and they have got some quality there too. If we can not match these groups, we do not need to be up there.”

Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is 1 midfielder in which Arsenal are believed to get their attention, but Campbell doubts a deal can be achieved to the 26-year-old Ghana global without additional sales being warranted.

But in the event the owner does not invest, I do not see how Arsenal are likely to have the ability to afford him unless you swap players.

“I understand [Alexandre] Lacazette was coveted by Atletico Madrid until he joined Arsenal, therefore there may be some swaps that may occur, but I simply don’t think Arsenal have been in the financial situation in order to become competitive from the transport market, just how we as lovers would love them to be.

“I find they may need to come down a few levels, and that I do not mind I do not head the staff giving younger players a chance, I simply think there are experienced gamers around who won’t charge the earth that could do a task in Arsenal.

“I believe we will need to become more of a group, rather than search for the titles. We have missed out on this for ages.”