Arsenal considering another Brazilian as possible Jesus replacement

With just a couple of weeks left before the winter transfer window, all the Arsenal transfer rumours have been concentrating on whether the Gunners will be bringing in a replacement for our injured striker Gabriel Jesus or continue in our search for a much needed left-winger (like Mudryk) and another midfielder as backup for Thomas Partey.

Today we have seen a transfer rumour round up from the Arsenal oracle David Ornstein, of which the main interest for Arsenal fans was the extended pursuit of Mykhalo Mudryk, but he also mentioned that the Gunners were considering abid for the Atletico Madrid striker Matheus Cunha as a possible replacement for Jesus in the attacking line-up.

It is an interesting proposition as Cunha is yet another Brazilian, and at 23 years old is the perfect age for Arteta’s project, but he currently seems to be only used as a substitute for his club, having only started twice for Atletico this season and come on as a sub on 9 occasions.

He did score 6 goals last season, but I imagine that Arteta must have seen some possibilities for him to improve further as he matures under Arsenal’s training regime.

The good thing about Cunha is that his market value is currently around 20million, so I would guess that he would just be the backup to Eddie Nketiah until Jesus returns to fitness, so maybe he could be a value buy, especially if he improves in the future.

What do you think?


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  1. Based on the poor stats mentioned, it seems a non starter for us, even for as relatively low as “£20mill”.

    We will not have money to waste on hunches this January, so this poor rumour has no legs at all, IMO. As you might expect from the chief destroyer of the constant supply of false rumours on JA!

    Eventually , by the sheer law of averages, JA will get one right. But not this one!

    1. I wouldnt judge him based off his time at Atletico ’cause Simeone prefers ultra defensive setups that suffocate individual talent. Methinks there’s a player in there that just hates it at Atleti just like Jao Felix

    2. Athletico , Champions 2 years ago and always in the CL ?
      Arsenal who couldn’t even offer European football last season ?
      Be humble

  2. Relations with Atletico won’t be good after we triggered TP’s release clause on thelast day of the season, taking advantage of Spanish rules that all we needed to do was to lodge the money, no need to agree anything with Atletico or even consult them.

    I’m sure they’ll be falling over themselves to do business with us now.

    But the rumour seems daft tbh – backup to Eddie? I can’t see that being the aim in January.

    1. Brazilian, 23 years old, cheap and plays in Europe, can’t fit in an ultra-defensive setup? Looks like a done deal to me

    2. Absolutely although Atelti started all of that Arsenal just called their bluff absolutely and screwed them as they refused to negotiate in good faith and thought Arsenal couldn’t afford to trigger precisely what they did. Good move overall just negative Atelti/Arsenal relations. Signalled to everyone else we don’t mess anymore.

  3. But would Arsenal spend a whopping £20m in the next winter window to sign the said striker Mathues Gunha as backup to striker Eddie Nkethia? Or could sign him Gunha on his own merit as another striker option to Nkethia when the Epl restart and it pans on before Gabby returns in 3 months time to team and available for selection?
    The Arsenal “Oracle” David Ornstein doesn’t make fake incoming Arsenal transfer rumourx. But makes them with some substantive substance in them. Even they don’t materialized at the end to come to pass. Yet, Ornstein is worth listening to because his transfer source is mostly reliable.

  4. I wouldn’t mind getting Torres from Barca, another ex-city player that Arteta knows about. But like the report says __it is difficult to see Barca selling so soon. He can play along the front three, sounds ideal

  5. Torres is a no no, I would prefer depay,even though I’m not a fan of his,
    My preference would be Zaha.

  6. Arsenal need a replacement for Gabriel Jesus, a winger and a midfielder. The back are good. Dis is only what the Gunners needed for the rest of the season. My prayers is dt arsenal shd surprise people by winning the Epl ijn amen. Gunners4life

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