A lot of the news that surrounds Arsenal at the moment will be regarding the striking department.
It could be argued that the Gunners missed out on the UEFA Champions League spot that had looked destined to be theirs because of a lack of a clinical finisher and a player who could make a real difference in the final third.
Eddie Nketiah certainly took on some of the responsibility himself as he managed to hit five goals in the final seven Premier League games of the season, but Alexandre Lacazette struggled and does not appear to be coming back to the Emirates Stadium. The English forward appears to be signing a new contract and committing his future, on the other hand.
Naturally, should the Frenchman leave, there will be an even greater need for the club to find a new striker and it seems that they are trying to do everything that they can to bring in one of their main targets and a multiple Premier League winner.
Whilst we have all been having fun at arabic-casinos.net and playing our favourite games, it seems Edu has been making certain promises to encourage a compatriot of his to join him in north London this summer.
According to exclusive quotes from Michael Bridge that have been shared with GiveMeSport, the transfer reporter has revealed that Arsenal’s technical director has told Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus that he will be the club’s new No. 9 if he were to join them.
He said: “Gabriel Jesus has been told by Edu that he will be Arsenal’s number nine.
“I’d imagine City will entertain the likes of Tottenham being involved in a bit of a bidding war and Tottenham have that carrot of Champions League football over Arsenal.
“But, Arsenal would stress that Jesus would be a central part, whereas you can’t convince anyone of that (at Tottenham) when you’ve got Harry Kane.”
Of course, there has been a lot of speculation regarding Jesus’ future, especially with the South American entering the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium. It is thought he would only be available to leave for around £51.5 million, though.
Tottenham Hotspur are also thought to be interested and that could be a concern given the Champions League football aspect, but as Bridge suggests, Jesus would find it easier to get guaranteed minutes at the Gunners as he would have to try and dislodge either Harry Kane or even Son Heung-min from the Spurs team.
There is no doubt that Jesus would be considered an excellent signing for the club, but will the Gunners be able to get their man?