Former West Brom and Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has claimed that Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has it in him to score “35 goals a season”.
Foster was in goal when Watford lost 5-1 to Manchester City in April, and Jesus’s performances left him questioning why he wasn’t a regular starter for Pep Guardiola’s side:
“Last season he scored four goals past me end of the season for Manchester City. And I’m watching thinking you’re outrageous. How are you not playing every week and scoring 35 goals a season? Because he was that good.”
Gunners supporters will be hoping that Fosters’s assessment about Jesus’s potential goal return comes true. He will be playing week in, week out for the London club so he could end up with a healthy tally at the end of the season.
It looks like the £45m spent to bring the Brazilian international to the Emirates this summer could pay off based on his early performances, but fans shouldn’t get too carried away. His form is likely to fluctuate over the course of the campaign.
Even so, if Jesus can get anywhere near Foster’s predicted goal total, Arsenal will be very much in contention for the top four come May.