Jesus injury could change Arsenal’s stance towards Mudryk

Arsenal has been long-term admirers of Mykhailo Mudryk and some reports suggest they are even the favourites to add him to their squad.

The Ukrainian has been fantastic this season and it seemed very likely he will move to the Emirates in the January transfer window.

However, Arsenal has just lost Gabriel Jesus to a long-term injury and they probably have to add a new striker to their squad now.

If they had planned to buy Mudryk next month, the injury will force them to change their plans, with The Sun reporting they will have to rethink their plans now.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Although Jesus’ injury could keep him out for around three months, it makes little sense to add a new striker to our squad.

Mudryk is an attacker who can help with the goals and Eddie Nketiah can also score in the absence of Jesus, who didn’t score as many goals as we would have liked.

If we wait until the summer to buy Mudryk, another suitor could move faster and add him to their squad in the January transfer window.

If we have the funds, buying Mudryk now and allowing Nketiah to lead the line until Jesus returns would be smart.

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  1. Doubt we will change our plans over a 3-month max injury. If were seriously pushing for Mudryk as seems the case then we will continue as that was the plan.

    If we were particularly concerned over Striker cover then surely we’d recall Balogun rather than panic buy a striker. If we always wanted another striker maybe even in the summer then I could see us bringing that plan forward but not sure that is the case. Always thought if Eddie is struggling for whatever reason and Florian does well on loan then the plan would be we send Eddie out on loan next year to get regular game time and boost his value with goals and bring Florian into the 1st team fold. Could be wrong but seems sensible to me.

    1. Balogun instead of Nketia? Only in a mad world! I don’t say Eddie is thE answer either but BALOGUN is far further away from being a proper replacement for Jesus. Obviously too, IMO.

  2. I think and believe that before Arsenal commit themselves to sign any new players next Jan, they’ll weigh up their options properly first. So that they don’t make any mistakes in signing any new players that will cost them failure later.
    Rightnow going into the Jan transfer window when it’s opened. It is given that Arsenal will sign ar least two new top quality players of a Dmf and rightwinger. For , the duo signings they missed out on last summer window could be revisited for signings by them next month.
    But with a 3 month absent of Arsenal lead striker GJ now on the table for Arteta to deal with it. It’s now look imperative for Arsenal to sign a new top quality striker who can perform at the top level of the game scoring goals in their numbers. So that Arsenal will avoid getting a set back when the Epl returns.
    But if the 3 new signings who Arsenal will sign next month will all be foreign based payers. Then, they’ll have to loan out some uf their foreign players at the club to balance the home grown quota issue I would think.
    Meaning, if they sign Danilo or Douglas Luiz, and Mudryk next month. And then sign a new striker who I can’t name but just maybe CR7. But which foreign based of theirs would they loan out to balance the home quota’s book? Cedric, Elneny and who else? But Arteta likes to keep Elneny. But will Arteta preferred to loan out the younger Lokonga over the older Elneny? Well I don’t know.
    But that will still not solve the problem if Arsenal want to sign 3 new foreign players next Jan… Maybe the Club will have to limit itself to shin 2 instead of 3. Probably Danilo and Mudryk and drop the new striker signing.

  3. A lack of a good striker cost us CL football last time around. With Jesus not expected for atleast 3 months, it is imperitive we go in for a new striker in January as depending totally on Nketiah for goals in the PL matches wouldnt be logical. Also, we have enough wingers and considering the fact that ESR is returning to full fitness, we need not worry on that front. Signing a CF should be high on Arteta and Edu’s list.

    1. I agree. The “process” seems to have turned a positive corner however we need to balance the present with the future. That’s how we lost Leicester in 2016 when we had a genuine chance of winning the title

    2. Arsenal are currently not depending on their strikers for goals, as proven by the number of goals scored by other members of the team. It’s GJ work-rate and movements off the ball that creates space for others that will mostly missed. I believe Eddie can offer a bit of that.

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