Arsenal already has a replacement for Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal was dealt a devastating blow over the weekend when Gabriel Jesus was injured at the World Cup while representing the Brazilian national team.

The striker had his first start in the competition against Cameroon and finished injured, which means he will miss the rest of the tournament.

He might now miss Arsenal’s first games after the WC break as reports claim he might have to undergo surgery to correct the problem.

This has put Arsenal in trouble and the Gunners might have to act in the January transfer window by signing a new player.

However, a report on Express Sports reveals they have a recall option on the in-form Folarin Balogun who is spending this season on loan at Reims.

The Englishman has been one of the finest scorers in Europe over the last few months and could now be recalled to help with the goals’ burden.

Just Arsenal Opinion

It is smart that we added a recall option to Folarin Balogun’s move away from the club.

However, it makes little sense to disrupt his development just to keep him on the bench in London.

We can trust Eddie Nketiah to get the job done in Jesus’ absence or sign another striker to play as he spends time on the sidelines.

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  1. Long term, it’s probably best Balogun stays on loan. Eddie needs to step up and prove his worth. Our goals haven’t been coming from Jesus lately anyway so not overly concerned.

    1. He hasn’t been scoring, but we can’t ignore the impact he has been making on the general play of the team. Can nketiah produce the same impact as Jesus? I doubt it.

      Arsenal should buy, in January,a player as good or even better than Jesus. We are on track of winning the EPL and we should do everything to win it. Arsenal has no choice but to spend on a prolific goal scorer, and I don’t think nketiah is one

      1. We should learn to trust the capabilities of each and every of our player i believe in the capabilities of nketiah because I trust he will put in effort same as Jesus. It’s demoralising to see how we have a striker and yet we run to go buy another one?

    2. Did you just say our goals haven’t been coming from Jesus?! Like for real? Then, let me inform you that Gabriel Jesus has been behind every goal scored by Arsenal this season; 5goals, 5assists, 20shots on target, 22chances created in 14PL appearances and that he contributes alot defensively, I think is enough to justify my claim.
      Some players are just so indespensable in a team and Jesus is the ideal example in this case. So, the injury sustained by Jesus is ofcourse a urge concern for Arsenal.

      And if Arsenal will survive without him is a big ask🤔…

      1. OTS, you just spoke my mind. We need a Jesus type direct replacement or a skillful, playmaking, holdup playing striker to assist coordinate our offensive play…we suddenly going to have a long season if we don’t find one.

  2. Spot on O.T.S. Jesus is fundamental to how we play. If he doesn’t play we will need to play a different way. Eddie might work out but he is not a direct replacement for Jesus, we simply don’t have one.

  3. Arsenal need to buy another striker to replace Gabriel Jesus afterroll Smith Row has came back from injury Mikel Arteta fit play Gabriel mattenelli for number 9 and Smith Row take play winger that is mattenelli possition that is no. 11.


    The headline flatly contradicts what the JA opinion says. Typically too!

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