Glenn Murray thinks Arsenal probably signing Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha this summer season could be ‘absolutely brilliant’, as he told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
The former Premier League striker added that ‘both are still young’, 25, and they might ask questions of Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe.
With Arsenal returning to Europe subsequent season, Mikel Arteta wants depth to his squad that struggled to safe Champions League soccer final time period.
That lack of depth performed an element within the Gunners being pipped to fourth spot by their bitter rivals Tottenham, who in January, added to their squad, while their neighbours stood nonetheless.
Well, with the summer season switch window large open, plenty of South American stars have been tipped to maneuver to the capital, as Murray shared his ideas on the membership’s hyperlinks with Richarlison and Jesus.
“I think Raphinha and Jesus are absolutely brilliant signings,” mentioned Murray. “Both are still young. They are younger than you think. They seem to have been around a long time, both are only 25. Both are Brazilian.
“They will have a good understanding between each other and they are asking questions of Martinelli and Smith Rowe. They have to up their game.
“I am a really big fan of Martinelli. I think there is a lot to come from him. I just don’t think he has quite found his right position yet or balance in that side. Nketiah, we have just seen him sign a new long-term contract. A little bit of an unknown quantity, at the minute.
“Arsenal couldn’t let him walk out of the door after what he did last year. But then they couldn’t pin their main striker hopes on him for a whole season. Jesus coming to the club, again, it’s a bit of an unknown quantity. He hasn’t really played through the middle in that Manchester City side – my worry is he has never scored more than 14 Premier League goals. I think it’s a cute signing by Arteta if it comes off.”
JESUS NEEDED MORE THAN RAPHINHA
If Arsenal followers had a alternative to choose between the 2, then Jesus would in all probability be the one they might push for due to his means to minimize the center.
Bukayo Saka is the person who occupies the appropriate flank and he, similar to Raphinha, did a reasonably good job final outing scoring 11 Premier League targets.
But it’s a striker that’s wanted, and while Manchester City’s versatile ahead performs throughout the entrance three quite a lot of the time, he would in all probability earn extra minutes up entrance if he moved to the Emirates.
Either method, that’s the place the large cash ought to land from the Europa League aspect this summer season, on a striker, else they received’t get anyplace close to to competing with the elite as soon as extra.
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