Arsenal have been warned they need to sign Gabriel Jesus in the event that they harbour hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
Former Gunners midfielder Paul Merson has sent a stinging warning to Mikel Arteta that Eddie Nketiah will not be adequate to steer the club’s top-four quest.
Nketiah has signed a latest contract on the Emirates Stadium, however the club stays fascinated about signing Manchester City ace Jesus.
“Arsenal must get Gabriel Jesus in the event that they are serious about getting back into the highest 4,” Merson wrote in his Every day Star column.
“They’ve to get him. It’s that straightforward. Every part goes out of the window in the event that they don’t. It doesn’t matter what else they do.
“All they have without delay up front is Eddie Nketiah. And no disrespect but Nketiah won’t get you into the highest 4. Absolutely no probability. That is a fact.
“In order that they need Jesus. They do not need young players with potential like Fabio Vieira. They need experience. And Jesus has loads of that.
“In the event that they do not get him they’re sitting there with one centre forward, and let’s be honest if not for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Lacazette’s contract situations, he would not be there.”