Mikel Arteta Squashes Gabriel Jesus Transfer Speculations Amidst Rising Isak Interest

Mikel Arteta Squashes Gabriel Jesus Transfer Speculations Amidst Rising Isak Interest

Gabriel Jesus, the Arsenal forward, is not going to be sold this summer, according to Mikel Arteta.

Jesus Struggle with Arsenal

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that the Gunners will evaluate bids for the Brazilian during the transfer window, allowing the team to reallocate funds to a fresh player for this role.

Jesus had a fantastic start to his Emirates Stadium tenure last year, scoring four goals in his first eight Premier League games. However, a knee injury would keep the forward out of action from December until the Match, during which Arteta’s team made a strong run for the title.

A similar situation has occurred this season with Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard being able to take advantage of first-team opportunities as Jesus continues to struggle with injuries.

Despite being under contract until 2027 following his transfer from Manchester City in 2022, Jesus’s potential departure could fetch a respectable fee for Arsenal.

However, Arteta was adamant in refuting any notions of parting ways with the former Manchester City star, stating unequivocally to reporters:

“I don’t know where this is coming from. No, no intention of letting him leave.”

Arsenal Targets Jesus Replacements

While Arteta’s stance on Jesus remains firm, recent reports suggest Arsenal’s pursuit of Swedish striker Alexander Isak as a primary target for the upcoming transfer window.

Isak, valued at over £90 million, has garnered attention with his prolific goal-scoring exploits, netting 19 times in the Premier League this season, trailing only Cole Palmer and Erling Haaland.

In addition to Isak, names like Viktor Gyokeres and Ivan Toney have surfaced as potential targets for Arsenal. Toney, notably pursued during the January transfer window, is likely the most economical option among the trio.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has conceded the likelihood of Toney’s departure this summer as the Bees seek to capitalize on the striker’s contractual situation.

Meanwhile, Gyokeres, enjoying a stellar debut season with Sporting CP after his move from Coventry City, has amassed an impressive tally of 40 goals and 15 assists, positioning himself as a compelling prospect for Arsenal’s attacking reinforcement.

As the summer transfer window looms, Arsenal’s strategic manoeuvres in the transfer market under Arteta’s leadership continue to intrigue, with the club poised to bolster its offensive arsenal in pursuit of silverware.

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