Gabriel Jesus has been advised to sit and wait at Manchester City amid reports that Arsenal intends to sign him this summer, according to Craig Burley.
Arsenal are a long line from competing for big honours, according to the former Scotland international.
As their wait to return to footballs elite competition continues, the Gunners missed out on Champions League football on the last day of the Premier League season.
It hasn''t been able to stop Mikel Arteta from wanting to sign the elite stars, with Jesus'' name announcing on Arsenals transfer radar this summer.
The 50 million-year-old is out-of-contract at Manchester City next summer, and Burley believes that is when he can possibly get better options.
As a result of Burley''s recent decision on Arsenal''s fitting Jesus, the situation has been difficult. That''s why they need to get players to the position they want, for sure.
Some youngsters have been chosen from the larger positions, leaving Odegaard behind.
If I was Jesus, I think I would be willing to sit and wait, especially with a year left left (on his contract). And see what happens.
Man City is dissuading him from doing so now, implying that there will not be many minutes of game time, and that is a technique that could be utilized.
It''s a difficult situation for the player. He''s well-equipped to go somewhere and become this striker once more, and whether or not he can persuade him to go to Arsenal where, what''s the project? Arsenal are long off challenging for significant honors.
JESUS IS NEEDED FOR ARSENAL THAN HE IS BEFORE THEM
Pep Guardiola has still picked Jesus in the big games, and his game has risen over the years, as well as the ability to play across the three main teams.
He has just won his fourth Premier League crown, and he is in the best position in terms of success.
However, Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez''s arrival next season might change their behavior in terms of his playing time.
Arsenal still need the Brazilian striker more than he needs them, because Arteta must fill his number nine slot, irrespective, whereas Jesus does not have to leave the Etihad this summer.