Steve McManaman: Brazilian attacker may very well be the ‘star man’ at Arsenal - Football Roof

Steve McManaman: Brazilian attacker may very well be the ‘star man’ at Arsenal

Steve McManaman believes that Gabriel Jesus could be a wonderful signing for Arsenal in the summertime switch window as Mikel Arteta appears to be like to bolster his attacking choices at The Emirates.

The north London aspect have been closely linked with a transfer to signal the Brazilian attacker from Manchester Metropolis this summer time following the Residents’ deal to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Gabriel Jesus, 25, is being linked with a transfer away from Manchester Metropolis searching for common taking part in time after he was restricted to 21 appearances from the beginning within the Premier League final season.

Regardless of his restricted taking part in time, Gabriel Jesus nonetheless managed to internet eight targets and make eight assists in 28 Premier League video games final time period as Metropolis efficiently defended their title.

Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano recently revealed that Arsenal are nonetheless in talks to get a deal over the road to convey Gabriel Jesus to The Emirates this summer time.

Now, former Liverpool FC and Actual Madrid star McManaman has defined why he thinks that Gabriel Jesus could be a wonderful signing for the Gunners this summer time, particularly contemplating that the north Londoners have already got plenty of Brazilian gamers of their squad.

Talking in an interview with horseracing.internet, McManaman stated of the studies linking Gabriel Jesus to the Gunners: “Is he higher than what Arsenal have gotten? The reply is sure.

“Manchester Metropolis are more than pleased to let him go as a result of they introduced in Erling Haaland, so have Man Metropolis improved in that space? Most likely, sure. It’s solely pure that Gabriel Jesus will begin to take a look at Haaland and suppose that it’s time to depart.

“He has the potential to go to Arsenal and be their star man. There are Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking gamers at Arsenal already. Mikel Arteta has labored with him earlier than and he’ll be the primary man.

“Alexandre Lacazette has moved on and I do know they’ve simply re-signed Eddie Nketiah to a brand new deal, however Jesus will most likely are available in and know that he’s taking part in each week and that centre-forward spot is his personal.

“It really works for everyone, It’s pointless Manchester Metropolis maintaining him if he’s going to be actually sad. Arsenal want a centre-forward and he might be the primary man as he already has large quantities of Premier League expertise, and it pays the payments for the Erling Haaland transfer.

“He has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham too, so the issue of taking part in within the Champions League would weigh in your thoughts. You all the time need to play within the Champions League and the identical goes for Jesus.

“He’s used to being profitable with Manchester Metropolis so, in fact, you need to play on the workforce which affords you Champions League soccer. Tottenham is much less of a alternative for him as a result of they’ve received Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, who’ve each had nice seasons, so out of the blue that turns into competitors for you.

“For Chelsea, it’ll all rely upon whether or not in fact Raheem Sterling turns up there or Romelu Lukaku goes, however they’ve received a plethora of individuals there, so Arsenal are the one workforce crying out for his kind of participant and naturally he’s labored with Mikel Arteta so perhaps that negates the truth that they’re not within the Champions League. He can go there and be comfy with somebody he is aware of already.”

Gabriel Jesus has scored a complete of 95 targets in 236 video games for Manchester Metropolis since having joined the membership from Palmeiras again in August 2016.

He has received 4 Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups with Pep Guardiola’s aspect.

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