Pundit says Arsenal will look for another striker after Jesus

Noel Whelan believes Mikel Arteta will look for another striker in this transfer window despite closing in on a move for Gabriel Jesus.

The Manchester City man will become Arsenal’s main striker next season, and the Gunners have already tied down Eddie Nketiah to a new deal.

Both of them give Arteta good options in the centre-forward position, but Whelan thinks that might not be enough to make Arsenal as strong as they want.

He also believes there is nothing wrong with having too many options, and Arsenal will go for a new attacker who is taller and has different characteristics when compared to their current options.

He tells Football Insider:

“You can never have enough options.

“Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah – these are both players who like to run off the last defender’s shoulder and spend most of their time in and around the box.

“If there’s an opportunity to bring someone in who is six-foot and above – a different type of player, someone who can attack balls into the box – then that could be worthwhile.

“It would give Arsenal that out ball if they are struggling. I’m sure it’s something Mikel Arteta will be looking into.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Jesus and Nketiah are good options to have in your squad, but none of them have had a prolific league season to be proud of.

The Brazilian is leaving City because he failed to be the key man at the club, while Nketiah has only just shown what he can do and remains largely unproven.

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11 Comments

  1. I wonder why we did not get Origi as back up?
    6’1″. 175 games for Liverpool.
    Unlike Jesus 50mill fee Origi was available free. Unlike Jesus purported 200k p/w AC Milan are paying origi 67k p/w. Not selling to a PL rival can’t be the reason because ‘Pool could have sold to Leeds or Fulham and let Origi score against all the other PL teams. Poor attitude, injury or lack of potential can’t be the reason because AC MIllan 2022 Scudetti winner signed him.
    Blocking the path of youngsters? Well same applys to Jesus. But I guess Eddie, Martinelli Pepe, Marquinos and Balogun are all deemed to be strikers so surely one of the five will succeed in that role. But Origi perhaps an opportunity lost while the air was full of nonsense talk about Nunez, Osimhen and Rapinha

    1. ff, So you wonder why then! Well, I’ll tell you why!

      Origi is way way below th standard we need and such a lowly player would never be on our radar as a striker! Thats why!

  2. Plainly we DEFINITELY also need a proper central striker who is tall , powerful and has a scoring pedigree. No doubt at all.

  3. The squad is full of small technical players but apart from Party there are no physical players in our forward line or midfield. If you look at the other teams in the top 6 they all have physical players with height in their front line. At the moment I am not convinced that our squad will achieve a top 4 position in the incoming season.

  4. We need a proven goal scorer period, we don’t have that ATM we need to buy someone who can score 20+ goal a season and stop gambling، Jesus will never give you that neither do nekiteh both of which are average at best. Please please sign a striker asap

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