Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes that new signing Gabriel Jesus is a world-class striker. Although he was not a starter under Pep Guardiola, there was no shame as he played second fiddle to one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen in Sergio Aguero. After the departures of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jesus can finally be the main man.
“I’m very excited. I think Gabriel Jesus is a world-class player, although he wasn’t utilized as much as he possibly could have been,” Kevin Campbell said about Gabriel Jesus. “A good gauge is whenever the big games came around, he played, he started – and, most of the time, he either assisted or scored. Arteta has worked with him. He knows what type of player he is. Haaland will be the main man at City, so it’s time for Jesus to be the main man somewhere else.”
“Can he go to Arsenal and score 20 goals this season? They have a desperate need for someone, but I don’t think those goals are guaranteed,” Stephen Kelly added.
“Jesus is going to be a great fit. We need a center-forward. I think when you look at where Arsenal are today and where they want to get to, this was as good an option as what was available,” Harry Symeou said. “This sounds crazy but Gabriel Jesus isn’t coming to Arsenal to score 25 goals in the Premier League. That’s not what Arsenal is looking for. They are looking for someone to get into double figures but to continue bringing the best out of the attack as a unit. Had Lacazette got 10 or 15 goals, Arsenal would have been a completely different ball game. He’s coming in because of all the other factors as much as he is coming in to add to the goal tally.”
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