Arsenal should not pursue a move for AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu this summer, according to Kevin Campbell.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker said “there is better players out there” than the 27-year-old despite his “great” dead-ball ability.

Calhanoglu has just three months left to run on his contract at the San Siro and could leave on a free transfer this summer.

According to Sky Italia, Arsenal, Chelsea and Serie A giants Juventus have all submitted offers to the attacking midfielder’s camp.

A £21million signing from Bayer Leverkusen in July 2017, Calhanoglu has contributed seven goals and 11 assists in 34 appearances for Milan this season.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the potential arrival of the Turkey international, Campbell said:

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“Yes, he is a great set-piece taker but you cannot sign someone solely for their set-pieces.

“I just cannot see that happening. There is better players out there than I would rather see Arsenal go after – Martin Odegaard and Nabil Fekir being two.

“I am not saying Calhanoglu isn’t a good player, because he is, I just think the club need to set their sights a little bit higher.” 

Mikel Arteta’s side will be in the market for a number 10 this summer with Martin Odegaard potentially returning to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Football Insider understands the Gunners fear they will be priced out of a permanent move for the 22-year-old if he continues his outstanding form until the end of the season.

In other news, one of Arsene Wenger’s signings has been tipped to quit Arsenal this summer after a ‘huge’ journalist update.