Strengthening Arsenal’s forward line represents a priority for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, after this summer the north London club fell short of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Despite presiding over clear improvements at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal’s bid to take a top four spot ahead of Spurs ultimately faltered due to a lack of goals.
Overall, Arsenal managed to score just 61 goals in 38 matches and fell during the closing phase of a campaign that ended on a disappointing note as Spurs snatched fourth place.
Arteta approved the decision in January to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go and was unable to find a replacement.
Eddie Neketia impressed during the campaign’s closing weeks and although the England Under-21 international is now set to stay and sign a new deal, Arsenal’s numbers still remain high after Alexandre Lacazette’s decision to go free with his contract. is less. Week.
Even without the prospect of elite European football, Jesus is set to commit the peak years of his career to Arteta’s Arsenal rebuilding project.
The pair worked together at City, where Arteta worked as an assistant to Pep Guardiola and promised regular first team football, as well as a salary of around £200,000-a-week, should the deal seal. According to Sun,
Jesus is currently on international duty with Brazil, but a deal could be reached as early as next week.
Speaking after scoring for Brazil in a 5–1 win against South Korea, Jesus suggested a decision might be imminent.
He said: ‘I want to see what’s best for me and above all, my career. From Tuesday, we will see what is the best.’
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