None of Arsenal's current strikers has scored more than 11 goals this season, and Lauren thinks that Villa will offer them more in attack.
"Arsenal need a striker like Villa. They need that sort of player," Lauren told La Xarxa.
"Villa can get you 15, 20, 25 goals in a season, and that's what Arsenal need at the moment.
"He'd do brilliantly at Arsenal. He'd combine well with [Nacho] Monreal, [Santi] Cazorla and [Mikel] Arteta. He'd fit in with the Spaniards in the dressing room, and the adaptation period would be very quick."