Arteta draws up four-man shortlist as Arsenal consider Jesus exit

Mikel Arteta draws up four-man wishlist as Arsenal ‘open’ to Gabriel Jesus transfer exit

Arsenal are reportedly open to selling Gabriel Jesus this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the 2023/24 campaign

Arteta draws up four-man shortlist as Arsenal consider Jesus exit

Arteta draws up four-man shortlist as Arsenal consider Jesus exit (Image: James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Gabriel Jesus may be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer, rumors have it. Since Mikel Arteta frequently looks to Kai Havertz to lead the front line, the 27-year-old striker has found it difficult to make an impression for the Gunners this season.

Jesus has struggled in his second season at the Emirates Stadium, sitting out a total of 16 games in addition to the 15 he missed the previous campaign. The Brazil international’s future is in doubt given that he has only scored eight goals in 33 games and that the former Chelsea star is preferred in the number nine position.

Following his £45 million transfer from Manchester City, Jesus was once heralded as the attack’s future for Arsenal, but the north Londoners are reportedly open to offers for him. This is according to The Athletic. Edu will try to sign one of Arteta’s four top targets if a sizable offer is received.

Ivan Toney and Arsenal were heavily linked in January. The Mirror adds that multiple Premier League clubs expressed interest in the Brentford talisman, despite his eight-month ban for breaking the FA’s gambling regulations.

The summer of 2019 marks Toney’s contract expiration at G-Tech Community Stadium, so now would be a good time for the Bees to make a move. The 28-year-old’s physicality, ability to score goals, and penchant for taking penalties are all viewed as appealing traits.

Alexander Isak is another forward who has recently established himself in the Premier League. As Newcastle United looks to make a late push for European qualification, the star player has been on fire this season, scoring nine goals in his last eight games.

Isak has been compared to Thierry Henry, and Newcastle needs to raise money quickly because they have to meet UEFA and Premier League financial regulations. RB Leipzig, who presently have Benjamin Sesko on their roster amid rumors of a move to North London, is another team experienced with player sales.

The Slovenian forward has scored 15 goals in 39 games since joining from affiliate team Red Bull Salzburg at the beginning of the campaign. Although he is only 20 years old, he may be an Arsenal long-term prospect given his recent performance, which includes four goals in four games, which suggests he could start right away.

Viktor Gyokores, the sharpshooter for CP, is another name to take into account. Last summer, the former Coventry player joined the soon-to-be Portuguese champions.

Isak’s countryman is undoubtedly a skilled scorer, as evidenced by his remarkable record of 40 goals and 14 assists in 46 games. Gyokores, who came through Brighton’s youth system, needs to make an impression in the Premier League.

There is no doubt that none of these players will be inexpensive. But the Kroenke family is expected to provide Arteta with additional funding during the summer transfer window, and Jesus’s sale would only increase Arsenal’s already large budget.

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