Tim Vickery has warned Arsenal that they must be very, very clear about what they are purchasing if they complete the transfer of Gabriel Jesus from Arsenal, according to Sky Sports News (19/06/22 at 2:40 pm).
Jesus is at the same stage of his career in which people wonder what you have in terms of whether or not he is a centre-forward or a wide player, according to a South American football expert.
In 2016, the Brazilian international moved to Manchester City and was initially dismissed as an out-and-out striker, and someone who was perhaps seen as the replacement for Sergio Aguero.
When it comes to goals, Jesus has had a great time at the Etihad, including with four Premier League titles, but he may not reach the heights that others predicted, with Pep Guardiola putting him as a wide player on many occasions.
Tim Vickery emphasized that Jesus was left traumatised until today after playing as a centre-forward for Brazil at the World Cup in 2018, but not scoring, and how Arsenal must make sure they are buying.
Vickery said the Brazilian centre-forward in Russia four years ago. He didn''t score a goal. That''s what happened to him. So, it''s a terrible moment for him to today.
Ever since then there has been a question mark. Do you want to be a centre-forward or wide?. I got a conversation with him with the Brazilian coach, who said after the World Cup, he asked Gabriel Jesus where do you want to play?
Jesus said, "I dont mind," and the coach said well. Evidently, you have a preference. Clearly, you should say where you want to play, decelerate. He said a little bit sheepishly. Since then, Brazil hasnt really used him as a centre-forward.
The perception that he has been stepping away from that center-forward position and perhaps avoiding comparisons with Aguero.
What are Arsenal''s buying? It must be very clear. Where is he going to play? And where is he going to fit in their play system? If so, do you think he does not have a penalty area presence?
SURELY JESUS WILL BE PURCHASED TO PLAY AS A NUMBER NINE?
Arsenal requires a number nine, with Alexandre Lacazette officially departing at the end of June, and Mikel Arteta leaves with only Eddie Nketiah to choose from.
While Jesus'' versatility will be beneficial to Arteta, the main reason why Manchester City star will swap the Etihad for the Emirates is to play as an out-and-out striker.
If the player himself has previously avoided the role, then will Arsenal need to find the market for ANOTHER striker above Jesus?
It''s only time that the Gunners will show off their 50 million talents in England this summer.