When Gabriel Jesus joined City from Palmeiras for 27 million pounds in 2016, he was anticipated to be the natural successor to Sergio Aguero, who was aging and ready to depart.
Things haven’t gone as planned for Jesus five years later.
When you look at his Manchester City record since his arrival, he’s participated in 155 league games, scoring 57 goals, which is impressive when you realize that the majority of those 155 appearances have come off the substitutes bench.
He’s made 234 appearances for the club in all competitions and is just six goals away from entering The Citizens’ 100-goal club, a true testament to the kind of ability he possesses but also the committed and fanatical nature he delivers when given the opportunity. Gabriel Jesus is a good striker and he is just 25 years old, a good ripe age for any striker who is bound to succeed in the EPL.
If Gabriel Jesus joins Arsenal, he will be a good replacement for the aging and departing Alex Lacazette. He is a good finisher too and he isn’t shy of goal scoring if given opportunities. Mikel Arteta has worked before at Manchester City and he will have no difficulty fitting into his system at Arsenal. Gabriel Jesus is also a striker who tracks back often to help the defenders on his team so he can be considered an help to the defense in the other way round too.
MAnchester City are holding out for a 55 million pounds fee for Jesus and Arsenal are already locked into negotiations with him. What do you think? Comment your views.