Thierry Henry explains why this striker target is perfect for Arsenal

I think that just about now every football fan in the world is aware that Arsenal are desperately on the hunt for a young and hungry striker in this coming transfer window, if not two, and the never-ending Arsenal transfer rumours keep giving us new suggestions every day from Leagues all over the world.

But the one striker target that stands out is the rumours about Gabriel Jesus moving south from Manchester to join Mikel Arteta’s youth revolution. We have already outlined all the seasons why Jesus to Arsenal makes perfect sense, but we have to wait until the end of the season for negotiations to begin in earnest with Manchester City, even though it seems the player is open to the idea.

Now Thierry Henry has been discussing his thoughts about the Brazilian, and he told CBS Sports what he likes about Jesus: “What he can give offensively to the team,”

“We saw that he scored four goals at the weekend.

“When he is in the box, he’s one of the three that is playing, or since Aguero left, he has that Nine instinct. He has what the number Nine would smell.

“What I like with him is that when he puts pressure, whether it’s on the left, on the right or in the middle. He doesn’t have a problem to defend in them situations by coming back and helping his team.”

Considering that Thierry Henry is probably Arsenal’s best ever striker, then I am certainly willing to listen to his recommendation for any new Number Nine at the Emirates,

Go get him Arteta!

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  1. I like that he’s able to play all along the top but I would still want another striker joining.

  2. Henry gave his inputs on Lokonga and that sums it all. Let Mikel decide whom he wants without external interference. If Henry has an opinion, good, Mikel’s opinion is all that matters to us.

  3. I like Gabriel, but I prefer Ivan Toney. Tall, strong, young & clinical. Imagine Odegaard feeding him those passes!!!

    1. You are right,have been saying the same but some pple think arsenal is bigger than Ivan Toney.From my side ithink he is a monster that could flourish at our beloved Arsenal team.

  4. Jesus is a very smart and clever player, his positioning is excellent, he maybe a little on the selfish side.

    My ideal choice of player in this position is Martinez, but I was so wrong on Ramsdale, so am going to support the gaffer on this one if he decides

      1. aby am in agreement with you, I don’t see Martinez and Jesus as a main striker.

        Once we purchase either of them, we will need to go for a out and out attack bully of a striker too to compliment either one

  5. If I am Arteta I will replace our three outgoing strikers first with Gabriel Jesus for Aubameyang, Victor Osimhen for Larcazette and Tammy Abraham for Nketia. Then add this two or three: Darwin Nunez, Patrick Schick, Serge Nerbery and Richardlison. With these including Gabriel Martinelli, the front line is quite equiped. Cody Gakpo adds strenght on the wings attack. Frenky De Jung, Yuri Tielemann, Parqueta, Danilo, Coutinho and Artor Melo, we are done in the middle. Djed Spence, Molina with returning William Saliba we will be looking the Arsenal Army of our name.

    1. Gonna be honest as someone who’s watched forest a lot this season djed Spencer’s really has only had a few stand out games besides that he’s been like Tavares with his raw decision making

  6. Not a fan of Jesus, he seems clumsy to me but I like that he is big, strong, young. He should be scoring more especially in a team like man city

    1. “Big”is he!? Clearly you have never seen him in the flesh!

      As for “clumsy” too, I reckon you must be thinking of XHAKA. HE really is BIG and CLUMSY.

  7. Pepe is faster than him and hrs sitting getting blasted at being a waiste, why play a left footer on the right with a huge bunch of top defenders who go up against him knowing at some point he has to cut back and cross with his left , get him playing striker he has everything we need apart from regular placed football with Pepe and back to a 442 or at least 2 upfront again…

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