Jack Grealish's performance for Aston Villa vs Arsenal on Sunday night is further proof he's one of England's most naturally gifted midfielders right now.
Villa shocked the Gunners and ran out 3-0 winners thanks to a Bukayo Saka own goal and Ollie Watkins double.
While Watkins stole the headlines with his brace, the true architect was captain Grealish.
The 25-year-old tormented Hector Bellerin all evening on the wing and provided the assist for his side's third goal.
In terms of carrying the ball forward, the boyhood Villa fan is unrivalled right now and has brought it forward more than anyone in the Premier League this season.
Grealish's tally for the campaign now stands at four goals and five assists in seven games.
With another international break set to begin, fans believe England boss Gareth Southgate needs to make Grealish a key part of his plans.
Jack Grealish is one of the best ball carriers in Europe. Look at how he shifts Bellerin out the way just before he passes the ball. That's something so many players struggle to do (e.g. Rashford).
- UtdArena (@utdarena) November 8, 2020
Just goes to show how many fans and pundits don't watch much 90 min football, nevermind understand talent if they are only just acknowledging what @JackGrealish can do.
"I didn't know how good he is" is basically code for "I only watch clips or the top 6 or big CL games".
- Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) November 8, 2020
Makes playing football so effortless. Grealish and Harry Kane are England's best players
- :tm: (@UnrulyM02) November 8, 2020
It was vintage stuff from Dean Smith's side overall, who now sit sixth in the table.
Smith spoke after the game and in a season which has already seen them beat champions Liverpool 7-2, he named this as their best performance.
He told Birmingham Live: "Personally I felt it was good a performance when we beat Liverpool 7-2. Our work without the ball was the most pleasing part about it.
"I expect the likes of Trezeguet, Ross Barkley, Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins to create things but we worked with the whole XI to restrict a good Arsenal team.
"It's up there with the Liverpool one if not better because we looked so composed and played with such an intensity with and without the ball. We were a threat when we went forward and worked extremely hard to restrict them to play around us rather than through us.
"It was a really, really top performance."
Arsenal, meanwhile, failed to build on victory over Manchester United last weekend and are down in 11th.
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