3.9k Share this
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus
Jesus has been rumoured with a move to Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)

Kevin Campbell has backed Arsenal’s bid to sign Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus this summer, describing the striker as a ‘workaholic’.

Jesus, 25, has just one year left on his contract at the Etihad and is said to be available at the end of the season as he looks for a fresh challenge.

The Gunners have been searching for a top centre-forward ever since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang departed in January to join Barcelona and have been heavily linked with a move for Jesus in the past week.

Campbell, the former Arsenal forward, thinks the Brazilian would be a ‘good’ addition to his old side as he praised his attitude and versatility across the front line.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: ‘The great thing about Jesus is that he can play on the left and the right as well as through the middle. He is a goal threat and a workaholic who knows how to win.

‘Mikel Arteta obviously knows him very well from his time at City. I still think Arsenal will need another striker as well as him though. We are short in that department. I think Jesus would be a really good signing though.’

Gabriel Jesus and Pep Guardiola
Jesus has not fully convinced Guardiola at City (Picture: Getty)

Jesus and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta are well acquainted having worked together at City when the Spaniard was Pep Guardiola’s No.2.

A move to the Emirates may appeal to Jesus considering he has failed to convince Guardiola that he can be City’s first-choice striker ever since joining the club in 2017.

Despite starting and scoring in their last three victories over Watford, Real Madrid and Leeds United, Jesus struggled to oust Sergio Aguero as City’s No.9 and, this season, has fallen foul of Guardiola’s decision to play without a recognised centre-forward.

News that Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund’s hitman, may be arriving at the Etihad this summer will only heighten his playing concerns.

Arsenal are particularly keen on his signature with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to leave this summer as their contracts run out.

Earlier this year, Arteta revealed the characteristics he is looking for in the Gunners’ new striker.

He said: ‘He puts the ball in the net, that’s priority number one. Goal threat. Any successful team needs enough goal threat in the squad. Without it, you have nothing. You can play good football but you need enough goal threat in the team.’

MORE : Paul Merson tells Gabriel Jesus to stay at Man City amid Arsenal transfer links

MORE : Thierry Henry gives verdict on Man City star Gabriel Jesus amid Arsenal links

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on
FacebookTwitter and Instagram
.

Source: Metro Sport

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Man City: Thousands of fans watch players celebrate Premier League title in open-top bus parade

Manchester City players celebrated their dramatic Premier League title success with an open-top…

Steve Bruce opens up on mockery he got as Newcastle boss and talks ‘improvement’ under Eddie Howe  

‘Hurt’ Steve Bruce claims the mockery he received from fans as Newcastle…

Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano insists Erling Haaland has NOT joined for money

Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano insists Erling Haaland has NOT joined the…

Ten Hag has ordered a full report on each Man Utd player – including where they are going on holiday

Erik ten Hag ‘has ordered a full report on every one of…

Liverpool CANCEL Champions League final tickets of 13 fans who tried to sell their seats online

Liverpool CANCEL Champions League final tickets of 13 fans who tried to…

Man United: Sir Alex Ferguson’s brutal put-down to assistant coach Chris Armas

‘You’ll need more than that here, son!’: Sir Alex Ferguson’s brutal put-down…

Gary Neville says it’s ‘scary’ that Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are staying longer

Gary Neville says it’s ‘scary’ for the Premier League that Jurgen Klopp…

Manchester City: Jack Grealish banters team-mates and Miguel Almiron during league title parade

Gravel-voiced Jack Grealish insults Newcastle star Miguel Almiron, joking that Riyad Mahrez…