Arsenal may have to spend up to £50million this summer to replace Aaron Ramsey as Matteo Guendouzi is not ready to fill his shoes.
That is according to beIN SPORTS pundit Andy Gray.
Gray says Arsenal would have to wait two or three years to see whether French ace Guendouzi is capable of producing what Ramsey has during his time at the club.
Gray says that the midfielder is full of potential, but money has to be shelled out for an ideal replacement of Ramsey.
“Well you probably start at £40m – start at £40m,” Gray said.
“If you want to replace him for what he’s got now.
“Listen, Guendouzi may be a player who comes in, and in three or four years time he might be the new Aaron Ramsey, we don’t know that.
“He looks a talent, but he’s miles away from being Aaron Ramsey.
“So they’ve got to either wait two or three years to see if Guendouzi can become an Aaron Ramsey, and that’s not a given.
“Or they’ve got to look at and think ‘we’ve got to spend £45-50m to get a midfield player that can do what Aaron Ramsey does for us but will be doing for Juventus next year’.”