Reliable Journalist Confirms Arsenal Are ‘Ready To Listen To Offers’ For 27 Year Old Forward

Arsenal are “ready to listen to offers” for striker Gabriel Jesus, according to The Athletic reporter James McNicholas. 

The journalist, who is known for having pretty reliable sources for the Gunners, claims that the 27-year-old could leave the club just two years after moving to the Emirates:

Jesus has had a rather disappointing second season due to both form and injuries. A chronic knee problem has plagued him all campaign, but he has also struggled to score goals.

Despite making 33 appearances in all competitions (including 21 starts), the Brazilian international has only hit the back of the net 8 times.

Jesus has lost his place in the starting lineup

Although the forward has continued to be selected regularly by manager Mikel Arteta, it is telling that he has only started two games as a no.9 since January.

With Kai Havertz now getting the nod to lead the line, Jesus has had to be satisfied with starts from the left wing or appearances off the bench.

Arsenal didn’t sign the goalscorer they were hoping for

When Jesus was snapped up from Manchester City for £45m in the summer of 2022, it was hoped that he could be one of the final pieces in the jigsaw.

The Brazilian had shown during his time at the Etihad that he could score goals on a regular basis but there have always been question marks about his finishing.

If we compare his xG to the actual number of goals he has scored during his time at Arsenal, Jesus comes in at -5.3, meaning that he has bagged five fewer goals than expected.

It appears that Arsenal are now keen on finding an upgrade; someone who can be more clinical and, for that to happen, it appears they are unwilling to offload Jesus for the right price this summer.

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.