Arsenal legend Paul Merson has lavished praise on Gabriel Jesus, claiming that the former Manchester City forward could outscore Erling Haaland.
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Paul Merson, has stated that he cannot believe Chelsea did not sign Gabriel Jesus, claiming that the Brazilian international could outscore Manchester City’s new star striker Erling Haaland.
Jesus arrives in north London with a wealth of experience and adds immense firepower to Mikel Arteta’s frontline after being acquired for a fee believed to be in the region of £45million.
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Jesus has already made an impression in an Arsenal shirt, scoring four goals and assisting one in four non-competitive appearances.
Merson was impressed by the 25-year-old’s performance against Thomas Tuchel’s side last Sunday and believes Chelsea blew it by not pursuing Jesus’ signature.
I was at Chelsea vs Arsenal the other day in Florida and Chelsea will have to pull up some trees to catch City and Liverpool.
It’s plain to see they can’t play a back four. I go a lot and whenever they play it you might as well go home. It’s that extreme. I also don’t like Chelsea’s business, it’s been slow and could come back to haunt them. It’s why Thomas Tuchel is getting so frustrated.
You look at the other side and Arsenal had Gabriel Jesus and you’re scratching your head. How did Arsenal get him? The kid is an out-and-out centre-forward, he may even outscore Haaland. He was unbelievable the other day, why didn’t Chelsea have a look?
When I was walking out of the ground, fans were saying ‘it hasn’t started properly yet, wait until the season starts’ but not what I watched, that was alarming.”