The teenager left the club in controversial circumstances back in 2013.
Dubbed the 'next Jack Wilshere' he made that comparison even more fitting by heading to The Emirates and signing his first professional contract with the club in 2014.
It was a hugely controversial move as Villa protested the tiny compensation fee they received for Crowley's exit and it still rankles some Villa people to this day.
But should they try to bring him back?
The 18-year-old spent time at Barnsley on loan this season but returned to Arsenal - only to not get any nearer to regular first-team football.
As good as Arsenal are at giving young players a chance it remains unlikely that he will ever make the grade at The Emirates.
Villa on the other hand look destined for the drop. They will need to cut their losses on several big earners and young talent such as Jack Grealish, Jordan Lyden and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy will be asked to step up for the club.
Why not bring Crowley back to the club, at the right price, and see if he can thrive in the first-team environment in the second tier of English football.