Could this hotshot be Arsenal’s surprise summer signing to rival Jesus?

Gabriel Jesus hasn’t been himself in the last few weeks. He hasn’t been as influential as he was in his initial Arsenal days. This has left many questions about Arsenal’s strike. Many are starting to believe Jesus isn’t the long-term solution to Arsenal’s attack. There are speculations that Arsenal will be keen to recruit a top striker in the summer. Could Lois Openda be this?

According to the Mail, Arsenal have their eyes on him. The Lens striker is having a superb maiden season in Ligue 1. In 32 games, he’s managed 17 goals and three assists. His brilliant season has seen him attract a lot of interest in his services. He’s only been on the French side for a year, but it seems he isn’t going to stay there for long. However, Arsenal will have to buy him at a hefty price, as he still has four years until his current deal expires.

So why is Openda a striker Arsenal could break the bank for? He is young (23 years old), he is dominant, and almost every top club wants him. Other than that, at the start of April, his teammate, Adrien Thomasson, hinted at why after Len’s 2-1 win over Strasbourg.
“He’s so quick! It’s a real weapon for us,” he said via “But even when he doesn’t have the ball, he keeps opponents busy and helps us move up the pitch; he’s very important to us.”

I am in favour of Arsenal signing another striker. Gabriel Jesus’ fans can crucify me in the comments section, but if Arteta sees fit to sign Openda, we can trust him. His signings have, at most times, been on point.

Darren N

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  1. The gaffer must preside over a massive clearing of the deck comes this summer.

    The spine of the team must be strengthened to eliminate us being bully and the mentality issues.

    We have to sign a genuine number nine that offers us more than what we have.

  2. So we would buy a 23 year old with 17 goals but would sell one of our youth products, 21-year old who’s got 19 goals in the same league? Eh yeah sounds smart

    1. How long has it been that Arsenal has been smart? Like you it doesnt seem rational to me to neglect an academy product.

  3. Another massive summer clear out, another 500M down the drain? Do you think Stan Kroenke will dig deep into his pockets again to bankroll this lot?

    They had numerous opportunities to strengthen the spine of the squad but failed.

    1. Players for sale

      Nuno Tavares
      Maitland Niles
      Nicholas Pepe
      We might as well sell Tierney since he’s not exactly the gaffer type of player, Vieira should be sent immediately on loan.

      The spine would be strengthen significantly with :
      Vlohovic, Striker
      Moises Caicedo Defensive midfielder
      Sutalo Defender

      1. How much do you think we could reasonably recoup from the above 6 players? No doubt you are aware that other big clubs – Chelsea and ManU – are set to flood the market with unwanted deadwood. Good luck getting more than a fiver to the likes of Pepe and ANM. My recommendation to you: google the laws of demand and supply.

        1. Maybe the club could salvage somewhere in the region of £45 mil, but the wage bill would further significantly reduce as well.

          That reported £100 plus war chest that was available from the recent winters window was not exhausted,

          With champions league football and all things considered am expecting a war chest north of £160 mil to play in the market this summer.

          Yes the market will be saturated with lots of players deadwood and free agents such as Kante, Gundogan etc.
          But come what may this summer will present a glorious opportunity for Arsenal to strengthen the spine of the team with real qualities.

  4. We need more than one midfielder, the spine needs muscles and skill, I wish we could add Onana to Caicedo, both with more training would massively improve our spine, and both can play anywhere in the midfield,
    Rice to me is more of a DM and a CB make shift,
    Man city have atleast 7 muscles with skill out of every 11 on the pitch.
    This is what the EPL requires nowadays.

    1. Strongly agree Arsenal do need atleast two midfielders, I like Onana he’s what you call a powerful midfielder and he’s one of the fastest developing one in Europe that I have watched playing.

      The problem with Onana is that the gaffer prefers highly technical ball playing players as opposed to power.

      There is a Spanish international that is similar to Rodri, Zubimendi he fits the bill a big character, that loves the challenge played one season with Odegaard at Real Sociedad, this kid joining with the Caicedo kid could spell real trouble in the next campaign.

  5. Most strikerz of the top teams have strikers at
    least 183cm tall.No disrespect to Jesus.
    Henry was 188 cm az were most of the invincibles.
    Hopefully if Edu buys he will go for big and burly guys.A Veira clone in defence or md will help

    1. From my observation,MA is turning tp be a Wenger clone.The fm was too set in his ways to change his attacking style
      .Arsenal lost heavily against Mc Mu,Chelsea and Pool not once but repeatedly.He shd have been axed many yeasrs bf he left 2018
      As for MA I think most teams know if they stifle Saka ,Martinelli and Odegaard,they will win.
      Ma shd adapt and innovate

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