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Arsene Wenger explains what impresses him most about Villa star Jack Grealish

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise upon England internationals Jack Grealish and Phil Foden following their superb recent form.

Aston Villa captain Grealish has scored six goals and created ten assists in the Premier League so far this season to help fire his side to a surprise eighth place in the table.

Foden, meanwhile, is starting to become a key first-team player for Manchester City, and himself has managed six goals and three assists in the division.

Speaking as a pundit for beIN SPORT, former Arsenal manager Wenger explained what he most liked about the two players.

“Grealish is a master at playing both slowly and quickly,” Wenger said. “He can dribble, has composure and is very creative with his passing.

Jack Grealish has had another superb season with Aston Villa

“Foden is a bit more direct but I would say the two are great players.”

Grealish has been strongly linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United in the past.

And at a recent Financial Times Business of Football summit his agent Jonathan Barnett explained what is likely to happen in Grealish’s future.

He said: “For a young boy it’s (important) to play for a club that will give him games, look after his development and help him to get to whatever standard he can get to. That’s the most important thing.

“If he goes to a club where there are people in his position and he can’t get games, you are stifling his career. It’s not just my responsibility, but I will advise him on where he can go.

Phil Foden is beginning to show his very best form at Manchester City
Phil Foden is beginning to show his very best form at Manchester City

“At later stages in his life I think money does become important so the criteria changes during his career.

“Timing is crucial, absolutely crucial. When I spoke earlier about family looking after players, they really wouldn’t understand the nuances of what has to be done.

“I promise you, the player’s welfare is the first thing we have to look after – not the club’s.”




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