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Aston Villa: Fans react to Merson comments

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Plenty of Aston Villa supporters have been reacting on social media to Paul Merson’s comments regarding Jack Grealish.

The 25-year-old has missed the last six Premier League fixtures through injury, with Dean Smith’s side picking up just five points from a possible 18 without their influential captain.

Grealish, who has been involved in 18 of Villa’s 39 Premier League goals this season, has been linked with a permanent Villa Park exit.

Manchester City are thought to be leading the way for the Englishman, with the player himself reportedly excited over a potential Etihad switch.

Former Villa man Merson, talking to Sky Sports, cited by the Birmingham Mail, shared his worries for Villa next season, should Grealish leave, labelling Smith’s side ‘a relegation team’.

“Without being horrible, they’re a relegation team without Grealish in the team. Not this season, but if Jack ended up leaving, you’d expect them to be well down in the bottom half of the table.”

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Villa fans react

@AVFC_News shared Merson’s comments on social media, which led to numerous fans giving their thoughts.

This is what some had to say, with many in agreement with the 53-year-old and one describing his comments as ‘big claims’.

“Hard to disagree”

Credit: @PaulRG14

“That’s what happens when you build a team around 1 player and that player gets injured”

Credit: @jjnavfc

Not wrong though is he! One lucky win against Leeds since he got injured, we seem to be getting worse each game. GK, back 4 and OW are class but most of the rest… Luiz, McGinn, Barkley, El Ghazi, Trez, Davis and too many others, none of them get in any other top 10 team. #avfc

Credit: @Chris_AVFC1983

“On current form it’s bob on”

Credit: @Sallis77

“judging by the way we’ve played these past games I can’t really defend that”

Credit: @avfcdemi

“Paul Merson saying what every Villa fan knows which is why I’m struggling with DS not getting any criticism he needs to develop the team”

Credit: @davecave8

“Big claims that half our squad are doing their absolute best to confirm when given the chance”

Credit: @ajsfounded71

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