Former Arsenal midfielder Lauren would like to see his old club sign Barcelona striker David Villa.

Lauren feels Villa's arrival would transform Arsene Wenger's team.

He told La Xarxa: "Arsenal need a striker like Villa. They need that sort of player.

"Villa can get you 15, 20, 25 goals in a season, and that's what Arsenal need at the moment. Villa has a lot of talent, scores a lot of goals.

"He would do brilliantly at Arsenal. He'd combine well with Monreal, Cazorla and Arteta. He'd fit in with the Spaniards in the dressing room, and the adaptation period would be very quick."