South American football expert sends worrying message to Arsenal over Gabriel Jesus transfer

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South American football expert Tim Vickery has sounded a note of caution to Arsenal over the potential transfer of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazil international has had an impressive spell at the Etihad Stadium, despite not always being a regular for Man City, and it looks like he’s a priority target for Arsenal this summer.

Still, Vickery believes it’s important for the Gunners to be aware of precisely what kind of player they’re getting, as he gave some intriguing insights into Jesus and his shift away from playing as a centre-forward.

See below as Vickery admits Jesus was left traumatised after not scoring a goal for Brazil at the World Cup despite being their main number 9, and that he’s since spoken to manager Tite about preferring to play wide…

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This insight from Vickery also seems to paint Jesus as something of a shy and indecisive character, and Arsenal fans may be unsure about how suitable he really is for their team right now.

Mikel Arteta urgently needs an elite goal-scorer with the swagger and confidence of players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexis Sanchez or Robin van Persie at their peaks, but it seems unlikely they’d be getting that with Jesus.

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  1. What’s new really? We know he’s a wide player who can score goals. Looking at his stats at Man City whenever he’s called upon gives me hope that playing consistently he may actually deliver. Like I said before, I wish the team would complete at least Scamacca deal as well.
    In my view being a wide striker is not necessarily a bad thing. Henry was not an out and out striker, yet he scored zillion goals for the team.
    Otherswise the inputs are invaluable nevertheless, although there maybe some element of jealous in the story there. I maybe wrong, but that’s my sense.

  2. Always intrigue me the current clamour for Jesus for Arsenal. He stats were not better than lacazette. yet they want to sign him. Where will the goals come from Arsenal fans?where?Arsenal would be better to have kept lacazette who has much better Stat. proven goal getter is not Jesus. He would have worked miracles playing together with aubeyane as his partner. Sign Victor osimehiem. Sorry for my poor spelling

  3. I love Gabriel Jesus being a wide striker and also wants arsenal FC to complete another Forward striker.

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