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Gary Cahill is a free agent after Chelsea chose not to offer him a contract extension and the Arsenal manager has been urged to sign the former England international.

Gary Cahill is currently contemplating his next move after he was released by Chelsea following the expiration of his contract.

The former Bolton man was frozen out of first team football last season and is definitely going to add a lot of experience to any team he joins this summer.

And Danny Mills, who represented England in the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, is surprised why clubs such as Arsenal haven’t signed him.

While speaking to talkSPORT, the former Leeds United full back said that Gary Cahill is a true professional and offers a lot to any team.

“He wasn’t quite as good nor did he have quite the presence of John Terry – but he’s not too far behind that,” Mills said on talkSPORT.

“You think: ‘If we want somebody to come in, to play two thirds of the games next season…’

“Everything he brings about him… That professionalism, that experience, how players can learn from him on and off the pitch; all those types of things he can add to the football club.

“And he’ll just want to play and be part of it. It’s a no-brainer to take him.

“Why the likes of Arsenal – even Manchester United – haven’t, I don’t know!”

And Mills also doesn’t understand why players such as Gary Cahill aren’t being signed by teams.

“Everybody thinks: ‘We can’t sign anyone over 30.’ It doesn’t happen anymore,” he added.

“Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] didn’t do so bad [at Man Utd], did he? He came in at 36 and was outstanding.

“It’s not just about playing ability, it’s all the other attributes that those experienced senior players bring to the football club.”