Journalist says Jesus unlikely to help Arsenal win the title

By on November 13, 2023

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Football journalist Paul Brown has claimed that Gabriel Jesus might not be the right player to help Arsenal win the Premier League title in the near future.

The Gunners opted to purchase the player from Manchester City in a £45m deal at the beginning of last season to bolster their frontline. The Brazilian started his life at the Emirates Stadium promisingly and was scoring goals on a regular basis. However, injury issues have prevented him from flourishing his career at the North London club.

Now, speaking to GiveMeSport, Brown has said that Arsenal thought they were signing a top-class striker when they purchased him from the Citizens, but he has struggled with injury problems and has shown that he lacks the cutting edge in front of the goal.

The journalist further claims that Arsenal need to sign a new striker – who would be able to score 20-25 goals in every season – to win the league in the near future. But, it is looking unlikely that Jesus would be able to do that for Arsenal.

Arsenal told to sign a new striker

Brown said:

“I think Arsenal thought they were getting a top-level centre forward in Jesus. It hasn’t really worked out for various reasons. He’s had some injuries but when he’s played, he probably hasn’t scored at the kind of rate that they wanted him to.

“So bearing that in mind, I think if Arsenal really want to win the league they’re going to need to find someone who can score who can be relied on to score around 20 to 25 goals a season really at least. That’s not easy to do, Jesus is capable of doing it, but he doesn’t look likely to do it for Arsenal right now.”

I think it would be the right decision to sign a new prolific striker in the upcoming transfer window, but not by replacing Jesus. Although the Brazilian lacks composure in front of the goal, he is a versatile player and it’s a blessing for any manager to have a player such as him.

Jesus can be deployed anywhere across the frontline and along with that, his work-rate off the ball is second to none. So, Arsenal would be better off keeping hold of the former Man City star.