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Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes his former club should consider a move for Harry Maguire.

The Gunners have struggled defensively this season, with their 5-1 defeat away to Liverpool exposing their flaws badly.

Summer reinforcements are required, as Unai Emery looks to bring in younger, superior options.

Speaking to the Sunday Express, Merson says he has doubts about Maguire’s potential price tag, but still thinks he would be a significant upgrade:

He’s 100 times better than what they’ve got.

But it would be £60m, £70m, £80m wouldn’t it. I think that’s a lot of money.

It is [important] for Arsenal [to spend money on the defence], 100 per cent for Arsenal. They need to sort that out.

I’m sure he [Emery] will have players up his sleeve. This manager is not silly, he’s been a good manager in Spain.

He would have watched enough videos on Arsenal and known they weren’t good enough at the back and he will sort that out.

Who knows, they might buy him [Maguire], they might. I’m not sure, he’s a lot of money.

It seems likely that Maguire may choose to move on from Leicester this summer, as he looks to write the next chapter in his career.

Should that happen, there is sure to be a scramble for his signature, particularly after his performances for England at last summer’s World Cup.

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