Gabriel Jesus is not the only striker on Arsenal’s radar

Arsenal having second thoughts over Gabriel Jesus signing

With the noise that has surrounded Gabriel Jesus’ move to Arsenal, it appeared like it was a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’ the Brazilian will end up moving to the Emirates Stadium.

However, ESPN has reported that the London based club are ‘weighing up their options’ ahead of the summer transfer window.

Both the clubs are believed to be some way apart from the player’s valuation. Man City reportedly want a fee in the region of £55 million, while the Gunners are naturally not inclined for such a huge outlay.

It is no secret that Mikel Arteta wants to bring in at least one center forward in the summer transfer window.

And considering the Spaniard has worked with the City forward previously, it looked like a perfect story of a reunion. Even Jesus’ agent confirmed the news linking his client to Arsenal, stating that ‘he likes the project.’

However, The Blues’ valuation plus the Gunners slim chance of playing Champions League football next campaign has made the situation sticky.

The Gunners can very well pull themselves out of the race to land the 25-year-old man. In the end, it’s not just the Brazilian who is on their radar.

Jonathan David, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Victor Osimhen, Alexander Isak, Darwin Nunez have all been linked with the club lately.

Arsenal will naturally wait until this weekend to see which European competition they will be plying their trade in.

The club hierarchy did not set a qualification to the Champions League as a goal for this season, so a fifth-place finish will unlikely affect their long-term budgeting.

Who will come in is still not set in stone. But one thing is certain: the Gunners faithful will see a new face spearheading their team next term.

Yash Bisht

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  1. Nothing i enjoy more than reading the blindingly obvious.
    Guys this is old old news.

  2. This is going to be a summer of Arsenal making silly bids for players they want and being priced out of it by clubs with more ambition than they have.
    Its the same shite every year.
    Just big talk and nothing to back it up…

  3. Arsenal is the abode of mediocrity. Do l seriously expect a marquee signing?,No. Honestly, it’s another heart broken season. Top four finish thrown away because of the lack of ambition, vision, competence and ruthlessness. How do you aspire to be a top team, when you’re the Dump yard for your rival rejects. They will always be ahead of you ,since you are not challenging for the best emerging quality talents that are available. Personnel matters. Lack of quality squad depth must be addressed. Arsenal needs a quality striker that can score goals(Darwin Nunez). Thomas Partey is more of a liability than an asset because of his frequent and long injury spells. Arsenal cannot continue paying such huge wages to a player who spends more time in the hospital than on the field. There are younger quality players like Aurelien Tchouameni and Boubacar Kamara that are available. Talking about the center backs pairing, there’s nothing special. Every player should fight for their pick ,as selection should never be automatic. Saliba must be integrated into the squad and given the chance to prove his worth. Arsenal have lost 13 matches and conceded 47 goals in 37 games this season (8th best defensive record), is just not good enough. Pepe must be replaced, while Arsenal need a quality backup right back. This team needs at least six quality players to strengthen squad depth. Only a miracle can get Arsenal top four finish now.

  4. We did a good job with the young squad..some little effort,back Arteta and for sure He is a good boss..

  5. arsenal board must invest big now even without champions league football. sign quality players that can challenge the top 4 otherwise it will go back to drains again.

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