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Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to beat Manchester United to the signing of ‘world class’ forward Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this week, with the Frenchman reportedly agreeing key details ahead of the summer switch.
The proposed deal is expected to surpass Paul Pogba’s world-record transfer fee, but Merson believes the Gunners should enter the race to secure Griezmann’s signature.
The former England international told talkSPORT: ‘They pay top dollar those Arsenal fans.
‘When you’re paying that kind of money you have to be watching world class footballers at the club. You can’t just have two – you should have five and six in my opinion.
‘With Griezmann, people go ‘they’ve [Arsenal] got that kind of player’. They haven’t. They’ve got two of them but you could do with another one.
‘For me there isn’t a club in the world that wouldn’t want Griezmann.’
Griezmann, 25, started his professional career at Real Sociedad and sealed a move to Atletico Madrid in 2014.
The forward has scored 51 goals in 92 league games for the La Liga outfit since his arrival, and was the top scorer at Euro 2016 with six strikes for runners-up France.
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