Inorder to win title, Edu and Arteta have signed their £45 million player to compete with Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka’s status at Arsenal has already risen as Edu works to improve the team in preparation for a run at the Premier League title.
In January, Arsenal added two players who are good enough to play at a high level, which made the team better. Mikel Arteta recently said that making the most of opportunities is very important, and it looks like Arsenal is determined to do so during this window.
Leandro Trossard has been added to help the offensive line, and Jakub Kiwior has been added to help the left centre-half position. Gabriel Magalhaes was the only player who could have played left centre-half before him. Even so, it looks like there are still ties between Arsenal and Ivan Fresneda.
Even though Trossard’s versatility is a plus and he often played on the left side for Brighton, many people still disagree about where the front line should be. Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli are two more potential left-wingers, while the right side seems to have less talent.
Reiss Nelson is now out with an injury, and it’s still not clear if he’ll be able to help Saka well in a game-like setting. Marquinhos, who was bought by the team over the summer, needs both a loan and regular time at the senior level to show that the club made a good investment.
There is a good chance that Arsenal won’t add another striker who can compete at the top level before the transfer window closes. However, it’s likely that Edu and Arsenal have already talked about the terms of the option.
Gabriel Jesus hasn’t played since before the World Cup because he hurt himself. He is currently getting better after having knee surgery. Even though there have been rumours that the Brazilian might come back at the end of February or the beginning of March, Mikel Arteta hasn’t said when he’ll be back.
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Jesus had only played forward for Arsenal, but he was very useful to Manchester City because he could play in different positions. Eddie Nketiah has stepped up and done a great job in his place.
So much so that it seems unlikely that Jesus could quickly get back to where he was even if he came back tomorrow. At this point, Bukayo Saka’s return to action might take into account how flexible his character is and give him a chance to relax and change things up.
Jesus played his first game for Arsenal this summer against Nurnberg. He played on the right side of Nketiah. He scored his first goal right after his first game with the team. Jesus can play on the right side of the field, and it’s likely that the 25-year-old will give Arteta a lot more options between now and the end of the season when Gabriel Jesus returns.