Which of these five Gabriel Jesus alternatives should Arsenal prioritise? (Opinion)

Arsenal are believed to have put a new striker high up on their priority list this summer, with us supposedly having narrowed our list down to six options at present.

With Alexandre Lacazette set to leave the club on a free transfer this summer, and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having been allowed to leave earlier this year, we are lacking in numbers in attack, with just Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun are only current options for the role.

It is widely reported that our main target to fill that void is Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, who is set to fall down the pecking order at the Etihad following the signings of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez. The forward ended the most recent campaign in full flow, scoring seven goals since April to help his side to win the Premier League.

The Athletic claims that while the Brazilian is our first-choice, we have five alternatives that we are also looking at.

Gianluca Scamacca, Lautauro Martinez, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tammy Abraham and Victor Osimhen are all believed to be on our radar this summer also. Most of these have been linked with our club for some time now, so most will be well known to you. Scamacca is one who some of you may not be too versed on, but I can assure you he is a talent.

He could well be the cheapest option of those named above, with him currently plying his trade with Sassuolo in Serie A, where he ended the season with 16 goals from his 36 outings, but he also ranks as the least proven. He is likely to be involved this evening when Argentina and Italy go face-to-face in the Finalissima, with the Copa America and European Champions paired up to win a new trophy. Scamacca could well lead the line for Italy from the start with Ciro Immobile missing.

DCL has the advantage of having PL experience on his side, as does Tammy Abraham, but after the season the Everton forward had I have huge reservations about his possible signing. Abraham on the other hand has hit the ground running in Rome, and showed exactly why I was so keen on us signing him 12 months ago.

For me, either of Tammy or Victor Osimhen would be our best shot of levelling up our side, with Lautauro Martinez a close third. The latter certainly has the most proven ability, but he tends to thrive playing alongside another striker, although there is nothing wrong with having a player who can play in a number of roles in attack. I just feel like we are more looking for an out-and-out striker however.

Which of these strikers would you be most excited about joining our ranks this summer?

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  1. I don’t know much about Osimhen, but Tammy would be good. Top target should be Darwin Nunez though…

  2. Darwin Nunez is the standout young striker in Europe, and would be a signing that could get so much more out of the team
    Osimhen is a real fighter, very mobile and a real presence up front yet negotiating with the Napoli President De laurentis (think Daniel Levy but Italian!) would prove impossible- you could waste the summer on that one while other viable targets are snapped up.
    Scamacca is an up and coming striker, more of an old fashioned number 9 than the other 2 with less mobility and ball carrying skills- strikes me as a player who may struggle outside the environs of Serie A. A move to Inter seems more likely for him.
    The chance for Abraham was last Summer at a more affordable 30-40 million, all English football fans knew the talent was there it just needed harnessing. He always struck me as like the young hungry Adebayor before Beyonce turned his head. Mourinho has developed him well and the year in the Peninsula with the Giallarossi has done him well.

  3. Considering Arteta’s links to City and Edu’s links to Brazil, Jesus’ move to Arsenal should in fact be a slam dunk, a simple walk in the park. Get it done now!

    And, if for any reasons, this deal slips through our fingers, the rest of the window could turn into a nightmare….meaning we will not get the players we need. And this (nightmare) doesn’t include the challenges or headwinds we will face trying to get more than a Fiver for our fringe players; Kroenke will be expected to dig deep into his pockets, again.

  4. I don’t see all this hype in Gabriel Jesus, if he’s Pepes replacement then fine but why are we not going for Darwin Nunez with Benfica also wanting Leno? They are in Europa just like us, as are Utd but he would be the centre piece of our project so why have we not made a move?

    We will miss a trick here if we don’t sign Darwin who is young and ready to go, pay the man what he’s looking and he could well bang us into the Top4 if not further.

    We need to show ambition with 3 quality signings;
    – CF (Nunez)
    – CM (Bissouma)
    – Winger (Jesus)

    2 more back ups in;
    – Wingback (Hickey)
    – Midfielder (Aouer)

    Add Saliba, Nelson & Turner.

    1. Jesus is affordable; he knows the league, he works hard and plays anywhere up front. Plus he knows Arteta, Edu, Martinelli and Gabriel. We can therefore expect him to integrate easily into London life. Jesus, for me, is a no-brainer, a low-hanging fruit…provided he wants to play for us. I like you list above. Nunez, of course would be ideal, not sure though if we have much to offer him, except for big money.

  5. Darwin Nunez and Jonathan David are both excellent options. I’d go for Tammy A from the list above.

  6. Prioritize any one of them over Jesus. I dont rate him any higher than Nkettiah or Lacathreat. In a man city squad he should be getting more goals; he is not gona be banging them in with our current style of play, or uncreative midfield. 40 million pounds for a brazilian Lacathreat…..Ido not think hes worth it, but Edu might differ….

  7. now that our purple patch kid has been re-upped, we need someone who brings something different to the equation, so these would be my preferences, in this order, Nunez, Oshimen, Tammy then Scamacca, albeit I worry that he might not be ready to lead the charge, which could be problematic, as it might mean Eddie is too heavily relied upon

  8. Im not sure Nunez is the one? Osmihen, David, and a few others I am just not feeling it.

  9. Nunez would be the best signing ever. IF not , let’s go for Patrick Schick who commands goal scoring at Bundesliga.
    We need a good midfielder, Tieleman could do. We need a great winger , Gnabry could do.
    We need a back up left back , we go for Cucurella

  10. Enough of the so called “talent” We’ve seen enough of “talent” – Ozil, Lacazette, Mustafi, Perez, Pepe, Kolasinac, Chambers, Holding, etc. etc. etc and we have ZERO modern day European trophies (except for the nostalgia of ECWC , with the real legend, the greatest Arsenal manager of all time George Graham). Let Mikel do some serious scouting and hire the next gem as he did with Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, Odegard, etc. No guarantee that the top dollar players will generate success. It’s Mikel’s loyal servants – Saka, Martenelli & ESR whom he groomed into world class attackers, cost us next to nothing, except for the energy of Mikel and the coaches to train them who carried the team on their young shoulders this campaign. Scout a lethal low cost forward but strengthen the mid field with able back ups to deal with the nuisance Halaand, Salah will pose when our first teamers are unavailable.

  11. Agree with everyone else. Need to make a bigger signing than Jesus if we wanna compete. Should be looking into Tammy, Darwin, Osihmen. I expect us to stop after Jesus unfortunately. Shame, really looked forward to us starting fresh in terms of strikers.

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