High valuation prompts Arsenal to reconsider move for Premier League ace

Arsenal is set to abandon their interest in Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus because the Premier League leaders’ demands are too much.

The Gunners have been pursuing a move for the Brazilian for some time now and they had hoped they would add him to the squad when the transfer window reopens this summer.

However, ESPN claims City has quoted them £55 million as their asking price and this could scupper the deal.

Arsenal believes that fee is too much for a player that has one year left on his current deal and they could walk away from the talks if the Etihad chiefs insist on their asking price.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Jesus would be a fine striker to add to our squad, mostly because he has played in the Premier League for some time now and he has experience in scoring in the competition.

He would almost certainly leave City, but it makes little sense to pay almost the same fee Erling Haaland cost them for his signature.

If they are serious about doing business with us, they have to reduce that price, otherwise, we will look elsewhere.

Jesus will likely not be the only attacker we would add to our squad, so we need to spend wisely.

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13 Comments

  1. I had predicted Jesus would come to us. Now it seems City are pricing him crazily out of thE market for ANY sensible club at that LUDICROUS price.
    We will not and must not give in to this lunacy. I now think he will almost certainly not come, UNLESS, as is still possible, City lower their massively inflated asking price BY ABOUT HALF.

  2. Hell no!!! We need a scouting team to help comb the world for quality players not strenghten our rivals.

  3. Perhaps playing in Europa not CL is in part a reason the deal now looks unlikely?

    I agree with the above comments about the 55 million dollar price. Frankly, anything over 40 million is too much for a decent striker in the last year of his contract.

    Basically be funding City’s deal to acquire Haaland, as if they needed the financial help. The fact we are desperate for a starting striker makes the 55 million seem even more like a mugging.

    Why do I get the sinking feeling our strikers next year will either be DCL and Nketiah as backup, or Martinelli playing a role with an average striker brought in?

    We will have to overpay in fee and possibly wages due to our desperate need and Europa instead of CL.

    1. DCL is fine by me…Jesus ain’t an outright CF….too similar to nketiah and lacazette….we need a tall and strong poacher up front that simply puts d ball in the net without all d fancy stuff…

      1. Someone like Danny Welbeck? Then DCL ticks all the right boxes and with the bonus of the injury issues😆 But, I get your point👍

    1. Arsenal is still the Dump yard for their rival rejects, so, that’s what we have come to expect. The lack of ambition, ruthlessness and confidence to compete for the best emerging quality talents will keep Arsenal as the mediocre club it has become. Paying exorbitant fees for mediocrity, while giving players for free. Total incompetence by Edu and his staff. No plans, just interested in satisfying his personal ego(conflict of interest). Manchester city are overwhelmed with talents, yet, they have added Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland, whilst Arsenal are looking to buy Gabriel Jesus, instead adding Darwin Nunez and Christopher Nkunku. With that said, how can Arsenal ever compete with them. It’s really frustrating to be an Arsenal fan. Arsenal lack of quality players and squad depth must be addressed, as Arsenal definitely needs to strengthen the team in every position.

  4. How about a punt on Aleksandar Mitrović? I think our targets before our capitulation needs to be reassessed.

    1. Well I thought it was a good shout.

      Strong , good in the air and can score. What else do you need in a target man?

      1. He’s amazing in the championship but he’s had a few cracks at the PL and not quite managed to impress. Next year might be different, but i suspect it would cost a lot to buy him and it’s a bit of a risk?

        1. But he won’t cost 55 million and is an alternative to our other targets. The way we play is screaming for this type of player… when does Girouds contract end at Milan?

          Or we could go for Bamford, DCL or Pukki (age may be an issue) because I can’t see Nunez, Gakpo or that Swedish Striker that doesn’t score goals joining.

          Anyway, I still believe we need 3 strikers if Laca and Eddie leave as Balogun isn’t that type of forward unless Nikolaj Moller is?

  5. They know we’re desperate. Other clubs will do the same. Jesus will certainly not push for the move as we’re in the Europa League at this time and we would have to bribe him with a massive salary to accept playing in the Europa League. Who has done this to us?

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