Mikel Arteta clarifies he “has no intention” of letting Jesus leave Arsenal this summer

The Arsenal boss has broken his silence on the impending transfer window, revealing whether he is willing to let Gabriel Jesus leave just like that.

Ther have been recent rumours that Jesus might be on his way out of Arsenal during the summer transfer window due to inconsistency and injuries.

As a result, the Brazilian striker’s future has been the subject of much speculation in recent days. The Arsenal manager was asked about the rumours circulating that the club had made a decision on the ex-Manchester City player.

In his reaction, the Spaniard fiercely denied that Jesus would leave in the summer, stating, “I don’t know where this is coming from. No, no intention of letting him leave.”

These comments from Arteta should put these rumours about the summer to rest.

Ideally, Arsenal should keep him. Despite his poor goal scoring statistics of only four goals in the PL this season, the 27-year-old’s importance and adaptability are undeniable.

On a good day, he is a nightmare for opponents; his trickery and technical abilities allow him to influence a game by creating chances for teammates. If only he were clinical, he would be ‘untouchable’. However, his struggles in front of the goal suggest that his reliability is questionable. But he sure can be a perfect option from the bench.

That being said, Mikel Arteta should be open-minded about him next season; given his versatility, he should try him out on the wings or even as an attacking midfielder. A change of position could “unlock him” like it has for Havertz.

Ultimately, over the summer and preseason, he has to focus on his finishing; in his first few weeks as a Gunner, he was blazing from all pistons, indicating that he has goals in him. Arteta needs to get him back to that level for next season.

Daniel O

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  1. Jesus is really good as a winger. But the club needs to make some important sales to balance books and free up space.

    Edu and Arteta must examine the cases carefully so as not to make the Xhaka error and disrupt the team again. Some of the players not being used should be sold.

    Build a squad in which every player can be trusted by the manager like City. Distribute the minutes to sustain results and also keep the market value of the players up. That’s how the club can good sales all the time.

    Keeping players all year on the bench devalues them in the market. In the end it’s the club losing. So, bring in only players the manager is ready to rotate rather than insistently leaving Havertz on the pitch for all the games. he also needs a rest in order not to degenerate physically too soon.

  2. I wouldn’t take too much notice of what Arteta says about Jesus. He’s hardly going to upset the squad’s harmony with only two games to go.

  3. Busted flush at Arsenal. Just like Zinchenko. Neither are the quality or type of player we need. Neither is 100% a starter and neither, do anything much, when they come on. I will go as far as to say Jesus upsets the balance and shape. Nobody knows what he is going to do. He plays his own game. Sell, while we can get a fee. Problem will be his wages, as usual, with over hyped Arsenal players, who have had their time.

  4. We need a striker, 2 midfielders, possibly another defender; and add the fee for Raya plus a backup GK.

    Jesus likely stays 1 more year as cover on the wing; hopefully never plays as a striker again.

    Keep him until Nwanarei and Skelly are ready to be backups, but don’t extend the contract of Jesus.

    We also have to find buyers to move players on; Tierney, Lokogna, Tavares, Nketiah, though others like Nelson, Ramsdale, and possibly ESR would be easier to sell.

  5. Yes I also saw what MA said on or club site. But unlike many others. I have learned, through long life experience to make up my own mind on what I think. And to rarely,if ever,take as Gospel truyh utterances made for public consumption.

    I have written several times lately that at very longest, I do NOT envisage either JESUS OR ZINCHENKO being Arsenal players after summer of 2025.
    I consider there is a good chance that either, or even hopefully both, WILL depart THIS COMING SUMMER.

    Zinny being the more likely, IMO!

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