Arsenal are very much still focused on signing Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus but there are some concerns that their move could be hijacked, with both Chelsea and Tottenham also keen on the player.
With that mind, some supporters on Twitter have been debating whether the Gunners would be better off signing another Brazilian, Richarlison, who is also on the club’s radar. However, the majority of supporters seem to believe that Jesus would still be the best option:
Gabriel jesus is a much better fit to Arteta's system
— ArseMail (@Arse_Mail) June 9, 2022
Jesus over richarlson all day everyday
— K c gunner (@denchlife) June 9, 2022
Gabriel Jesus is much better. Doesn't get the recognition playing at City as he would if he were playing elsewhere.
— Bazza (@saltyleaf) June 9, 2022
For me Jesus is a striker. He’s by far the better finisher and that’s what we lack. Jesus all day long
— Dave moody 🇬🇧🏴🇪🇺 (@davehb2k) June 9, 2022
Prefer Gabriel J.
— StanleyEvergreenheir (@asorock68) June 9, 2022
At the 9 I would take Jesus over Richarlison
— David (@D_Ellison) June 9, 2022
Arteta would choose Jesus over Richarlison because he’s worked with Jesus & he has a better attitude & work rate
— MCFC ⚽️🦈💙 (@McfcRyan92) June 9, 2022
Jesus is lethal,pacy can play anywhere in the front,more experienced and understood more what arteta wanna playing.he will suit more to our system and replace laca well @AFTVMedia
— Patrick onyeka (@Patrickonyeka4) June 9, 2022
It’s an interesting debate. Both players are very capable in and out of possession and their goal returns are pretty similar, with Jesus averaging a goal every 2.5 games for City, with Richarlison averaging one every 2.9 matches for Everton.
You would have to say, though, that Jesus has played more games as a number nine, and the fact that manager Mikel Arteta has worked with the 25-year-old before may well swing things in his favour.