Arteta Keen On Signing £30M Rated Gabriel Jesus ‘Alternative’ But Arsenal Will Have To See Off PL Rival

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta “feels” that Ajax striker Brian Brobbey could provide a good “alternative” to Gabriel Jesus, according to The Sun.

The English tabloid claims that the Gunners would be prepared to pay around £30m for the Netherlands international, who is keen on a move to the Premier League.

It is believed that a number of Italian sides are also pursuing Brobbey, who scored 22 goals in all competitions for Ajax last season.

However, the forward has made it clear that he wants to join an English club if he switches teams this summer.

Arsenal will have competition for the player

The Sun report that Manchester United are also interested in Brobbey, with their manager Erik ten Hag having worked with him during his time at Ajax.

Arsenal may have an advantage over the Red Devils, though, as the Dutchman would have to compete with Rasmus Hojlund for starts at Old Trafford.

There is of course competition for the No.9 role at the Emirates too, with Jesus and Kai Havertz in the squad, but Brobbey may feel that he can offer a more consistent goal threat than those two players.

Brobbey is not the only forward being targeted

After failing to secure the services of RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko earlier in the summer, Arsenal have been scouring the market for potential alternatives.

A deal for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen has reportedly been explored but the cost of the deal means it’s unlikely that the Nigerian international will be making the switch to London.

It has also been suggested in recent days that the Gunners may revive their interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Viktor Gyokeres, who was scouted several times last campaign.

The Swedish international’s €100m (£85m) release clause may still prove too pricey, so that may ultimately lead them to settle on Brobbey.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.