Arsenal urged to follow up interest in strike-target – ‘He gets you goals’

Rio Ferdinand has told Arsenal that Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus would score goals if given a regular role in our side, before adding praise for Eddie Nketiah.

The Gunners have been forced to call upon academy graduate Nketiah in recent weeks, with Alexandre Lacazette having tested positive for Coronavirus, and he continued up front in our most recent win over Manchester United despite the Frenchman’s return to the squad.

The duo remain on course to leave the club however, with both into the final months of their current contracts, and will no doubt need replacing come the summer.

There is nothing in the press to lead us to believe that either is expected to extend their playing time at the Emirates beyond their current deals, and one who we are claimed to have expressed an interest in signing is Jesus, who has found regular first-team football hard to come by at the Etihad in recent seasons.

Rio Ferdinand believes that would be a good move for Arsenal, who expressed his thoughts on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel.

‘You speak to players about him, they appreciate him because he puts a good workload in, he has got quality,’ Ferdinand said.

‘I think if he plays consistently in a team like Arsenal, I think he gets you goals.

‘By the way, [Eddie] Nketiah at the weekend [against Manchester United] I thought was brilliant. Held up the ball well, brought others into the game.’

It would be wise to bring in someone who has played in the division previously, especially if we are to be left without any of our current strikers, but whether he could become the prolific goalscorer to lead the line for us is another story.

Saying that, none of Chelsea, Liverpool or City play with just one main outlet up front, and we do have all of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard chipping in with their fair share, but it would be nice to have the option to play a bully in attack.

Do you believe that the best is yet to come for Jesus?

Patrick

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9 Comments

  1. We need quality deliveries into the box to aid his clinicality,tierney,odegaard,esr and saka should up their game to help him flourish.Great goal from him tonight by the way.

  2. Jesus will cost us more than double the combined cost of Martinelli Guendouzie Bellerin Soares Holding Mavropanos Saka ESR Nketiah Nelson Niles Balogun Biereth Patino Lopez Azeez Kiddo Taylor -Hart. But the fans must have their shiny new expensive toys.

    1. What do you suggest so? Bring in balogun and try another youngster as a back up, or buy some 30 years old stricker from noruegan league?
      I dont know if you know it, but we used to be a big team, a team that fought for the tittle every year, and we allways have a wc striker.
      And if you want a wc striker today, you need to pay good money, otherwise, you could try to me smarter than everyone and buy chamahk or a bendtner type of striker.

      Since we would not have any striker, we need to spend. Then, when we will have a great striker, we could start trying hiden gems. Pep is looking for haaland, utd and liverpool are looking for nuñez. Do you really think that the great arteta could fight with them, better and more experienced coaches, only with and unknown striker? Is him that smart and full of knowedge?

      Dont answer me.

      We want to compete for the best, we deserve that, we the fans pay premium tickets prices, we should and we need to demand premium players and premium matches

    2. fairfan, One of your sillier posts.
      Jesus will be avail at around £25 or slightly more and is a top proven Prem player with a fabulous attitude and work ethic andgoals to minutes played ratio of 1 every 157 mins, which is excellent!

      Moreover, he turned just 25 a few weeks ago with his best years in front of him. We would be mad to follow your foolish advice and fortunately I DO NOT SEE THAT HAPPENING.

      That is a steal and IMO will DEFINITELY happen. I’d change my mind if I were you, to avoid looking silly and being so plainly wrong.

  3. Nah, don’t see Jesus costing more than £35 mil.
    My ideal player in this position is Martinez from Inter, a work horse of a player

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