Mikel Arteta may encounter difficulties as a result of Gabriel Jesus’ potential return to fitness, according to Paul Merson, who also feels Arsenal now has a very good player. Jesus, who joined Arsenal for £45 million from Manchester City, had a strong start to the campaign, netting five Premier League goals by October 1 and helping the Gunners’ championship defense.
He did not, however, play for Arsenal until the most recent game against Fulham because of a knee injury he sustained at the World Cup. Despite Jesus’ absence, Arsenal has maintained its lead in the standings with the help of a three-match losing streak and five straight Premier League wins.
Paul Merson asserts that Mikel Arteta may face a dilemma when choosing his team because of Gabriel Jesus’ return to the Arsenal squad. As he was at Manchester City, Jesus did not sign with Arsenal to be a reserve player, and he most likely wants to play. Even though his return is like getting a new player, Arsenal may run into issues down the road.
Arsenal acquired Leandro Trossard from Brighton during the January transfer window. Despite being a great performer for Brighton since joining them in June 2019, the Belgian international made it apparent that he wanted to leave, and Arsenal took advantage of the circumstance. Trossard has already scored a goal for Arsenal and has adapted well to the team’s aggressive setup. Paul Merson thinks that Arteta got a terrific deal when he signed Trossard and is sure that the winger would succeed in any Premier League squad.
Leandro Trossard might play for Manchester City, he continued. It’s an incredible signing for £27 million.
“When his agent informed him that he would be joining Arsenal for that sum, he must have wondered, “Is that all?”
“He must have wondered, “Is that all I’m worth?” when his agent told him he was moving to Arsenal for that sum.”
“The kid is so talented; he could start for Man City on Tuesday and you wouldn’t know any different.
But if you put Arsenal in a light blue uniform, you’d believe they were Man City because of how they play. There are no greater compliments than that.
The next goal for Arsenal is to proceed in the Europa League, where they will play Sporting on Thursday at home. After the first leg, the tie is currently at 2-2. After that, Arsenal will turn their attention back to domestic tournaments because they have a London derby against Crystal Palace set for the following day.