Arsenal urged to move for £70m Aston Villa star as Gunners legend hails McGinn

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The latest news from Villa Park after Aston Villa continued their stunning form with a narrow win against Arsenal.

Arsenal have been urged to launch a £70m swoop on Aston Villa in a bit to solve their issues in front of goal.

The Gunners slipped from the top of the Premier League table after they suffered a narrow defeat at Villa Park on Saturday night. Not for the first time this season, Unai Emery’s side produced a disciplined and organised defensive display to prevent their visitors from boosting their title hopes.

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A poor display in front of goal from Gabriel Jesus and substitute Eddie Nketiah has left some to question whether Mikel Arteta should look to add to his forward ranks over the coming months - and former Gunners keeper David Seaman believes one Villa star should be on his radar.

He told TEAMtalk: “(Watkins) is a good shout. Yeah, because he’s a box striker. He doesn’t get too involved in the build-up play which I like. I sometimes see Jesus too far out, and I’m like: ‘No, get back in the middle!’ It’s something everyone is talking about, getting a new striker would boost the team.”

Villa star hailed by Gunners legend

John McGinn has been one of the major reasons why Villa are currently sat in the top four of the Premier League.

The Scotland international has been in fine form throughout what has already been a memorable season and he came to the fore once again on Saturday evening when he got the only goal in an impressive win over Arsenal.

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His performance and his match-defining moment have captured the attention of Gunners legend Tony Adams, who admitted his former club failed to ‘get to grips’ with McGinn throughout an intriguing 90 minutes at Villa Park.

He told Premier League Productions: “He is a clever player, isn’t he,” said Adams. “A very clever player. He takes up some really, really great positions.

“I don’t think Arsenal ever got to grips with that square – he is taking three players with him (as McGinn runs into the penalty area just before his goal). He has peeled off one and it’s a great finish. That’s just a really clever position to take up and he has just put it away.”

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