According to Roy Keane, Manchester City were only too pleased to transfer Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal because they do not consider the Gunners to be a “threat.”
Jesus, 25, arrived at the Emirates in a £45 million transfer at the beginning of July, and he was quickly joined by former City teammate Zinchenko, 25, who was signed for £3O million.
On Saturday afternoon, the duo delighted Arsenal fans with an emphatic victory over Sevilla in the Emirates Cup
After scoring a hat-trick, Jesus received special plaudits, leading some fans to wonder whether the Gunners pulled off a coup by signing the Brazilian.
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Raheem Sterling also left the team for Manchester City, and Keane believes Pep Guardiola had no qualms about letting Jesus and Zinchenko go.
He told ITV Sport:
“I wouldn’t doubt Pep’s opinion on players, He works with them closely. You’ve got to keep moving on, you’ve got to freshen things up. They’ve got good money for these players, who have been brilliant players for Manchester City.
Jesus has really done well the last dew months, Sterling’s stats are fantastic, but with Haaland coming in, Pep’s probably thinking he wants to keep a hungry squad. That’s the name of the game.
He probably, at this moment in time with the money that came in, doesn’t see these clubs – certainly Arsenal – as a threat. The big worry at the moment is trying to keep ahead of Liverpool. Liverpool and Manchester City are so far ahead of the other teams, he thought it’s worth agamble.