Arsenal’s Premier League chances questioned by former PL Golden Boot winner

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has claimed that teams need a striker with a killer instinct as he questioned Gabriel Jesus’s prowess in front of goal, claiming that Arsenal are lacking what is needed to win the Premier League.

The Gunners currently sit top of the table, with our win over Wolves on Saturday evening having seen us build a five-point lead over Manchester City in second, meaning we will now remain there throughout the World Cup through until Boxing Day when the division returns to action.

Considering we are sitting on top, there is a lot of questions being asked of us, and Hasselbaink has also cast doubt on our chances, hinting that Jesus’s finishing could be their downfall.

“I’ve always said about Jesus, he’s a brilliant signing but he’s not a signing for 25 goals,” claimed the former Dutch international.

“At the moment they don’t need one. But later on in the season you’re going to have games and you’re only going to have one chance, and you need your number nine to put it away.

“You need a striker that can score 25 to 30 goals a season. The majority of teams that win the league have someone who can score goals in the 20s.”

Our whole team is chipping in and doing their bit, so I don’t see the issue, and taking Jesus out of our team would hamper our other players who are thriving by playing alongside him.

Of course, it would be great to have Erling Haaland in the side, but he is a one of a kind, and even with him in Man City’s side, they have so far been unable to replicate our results.

Do you think we should be on the lookout for a striker to play ahead of Jesus if we are to win the Premier League?


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  1. Jesus is just phenominal on and off the ball. We need another number not to replace him but to complement him. His contribution is enormous and it’s the reason the goals are distributed among all our attackers down to the midfield.
    We are second best attack without any dominant goal getter and I’m fine with that.
    Our attack line is a nightmare to defenders because they don’t know where to pay more attention. No one can discredit Jesus. We play well because of him and we are winning. Leave the winning team alone

  2. In the current premier league era playing with an out and out striker limits your chances since he’ll be heavily manned and if you can’t get goals from other quarters you’ll end up midtable with a golden boot winner

  3. Some of these pundits who are in ex-players have their stereotypes which they imagine must exist before a no team can achieve certain things. Perhaps they should be reminded that games are won by the collective efforts to of the team and not isolated individuals. In the current game strikers of Thierry Henry’s calibre are a rare species. Thus the task of scoring goals is spread across the team. So far different players have been scoring goals for Arsenal and we have the second highest number of goals scored after Man city. I believe this will continue to be the case. If Jesus scores 15+ goals, Martinelli 10+, Saka 10+, Odegaard 10+ and others continue scoring at different times we shall be very fine. We need an all round play which enables us to beat our opponents and avoid losses.. If our tempo is maintained the sky will be the limit.

  4. What Jesus brings to the table, is an improved Martinelli and Saka, an energy that lights up the whole team, he’s our transformer,

    If we can get someone with his energy, vision in Oedegaard’s position, we can win more.

  5. The comments by Hasselbach should not be construed as criticism of Jesus, because he plays a different role. Jesus provides space and opportunities for others, when not scoring himself. Having multiple potential goal scorers definitely lifts overall team performance, given that it is more difficult to mark players out of the game. However a ruthless high productivity forward, who could be relied on for 20-30 goals per season would overcome one perceived weakness of this current Arsenal team.

  6. We’ve had strikers like Aboumayang and Lakazeth…yet we were never top of the league nor played scintillating football like we are doing now. We only need to reinforce the team in January and we are good to go. The goal will surely come for Jesus and he’s doing so well for the team presently.

  7. Jesus is a fighter, he is strong he holds up play perfectly that you would hardly believe he’s just 5’9″(1.75m) in height.

    If you can get 3 players maximum or 2 players minimum then we are good to go, first a very good midfielder who can cover up perfectly for Partey, secondly, a versatile pacey winger than can also score, then a good striker that can cover for Jesus when the need arises.

    We ain’t replacing Jesus he is the engine room of that team, don’t fix the system if it’s not broken.

  8. On my opinion collective team work is the best … Jesus may not be scoring many goals as we expected but he was also assisting……
    Haaland scoring goals for Mancity but Arsenal are still 5 points clear….
    What we need is collective effort…where saka,xka,martinelli.jesus,odegeard and even all our back four can score goals…
    And thanks for the wonderful work from the coach

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