Arsenal asked to sanction £100m signing and frustrate Manchester United after Gabriel Jesus injury
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has advised his former bosses to take the necessary steps to sign a new frontman in January – regardless of whether it costs £100million – subsequent to losing attacking charm Gabriel Jesus to injury. The Brazil international has been compelled to go through a medical procedure subsequent to supporting the issue in his country’s 1-0 World Cup rout to Cameroon in Qatar, a blow that could have harming suggestions for Arsenal’s season.
The Gunners are presently five points clear at the highest point of the heap in the Premier League yet this is whenever Mikel Arteta’s first table garnish side have been shaken by any significant injury.
Jesus has been a basic figure since moving to north London in a £45million bargain from Manchester City the previous summer having been engaged with 10 goals in 14 Premier League matches.
Be that as it may, Merson fears the Gunners will be an alternate side without the Brazilian as he encouraged Arsenal to toss the check-book at PSV for Manchester United move target Cody Gakpo.
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The Sky Sports intellectual told Express Game: “Arsenal must proceed to get Cody Gakpo after Gabriel Jesus’ knee injury. They must proceed to get somebody. They have a free swing.
“On the off chance that he is out for as long as 90 days as certain reports recommend, they will be out of the main four, not to mention the Premier League title race.
“They need to proceed to get somebody. This is the initial time starting around 2004 that they’ve had a serious, serious possibility winning the title.
“Assuming that they continue doing what they’re doing they’ll get in the main four and they would get all of their cash back at any rate from fitting the bill for the Heroes League.
“Eddie Nketiah can’t keep it up, no lack of regard to the youngster. Obviously he can’t. It’s an excessive amount to inquire.
“He is splendid to come on as a sub yet they must proceed to get a point of convergence. I’d get Gakpo, he’s energetic and scores goals. I would take him over Joao Felix, the entire day.
“It doesn’t make any difference assuming it costs £100m. You get this opportunity very rarely.”
Arsenal are hesitant to put a time span on Jesus’ physical issue yet with the games coming thick and quick, there will be an immense component of worry for both Arteta and Edu in front of the arrival of club football.
The Gunners were at that point investigating the chance of marking one more wide attacking player in the January window – close by a focal midfielder.
Mykhaylo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk stays a player of colossal interest yet Arsenal may now need to focus on the catch of a striker in January – contingent upon Jesus’ extended lay-off.
“Arsenal need Jesus to be fit at the earliest opportunity. I can’t see them not sliding down that league without him,” Merson added.
“Particularly at Christmas when there are speedy rounds of three or four games. We know how rapidly it changes.
“They have hard games also, West Ham, Brighton and Newcastle prior to confronting Tottenham and Manchester United in January.
“I’m starting to think how will Arsenal win a game without Jesus when previously, I was thinking they didn’t look like losing a game with him in the team.”