Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus has been urged to stay at the Etihad Stadium by former Liverpool and Manchester City goalkeeper David James.
The North Londoners are interested in signing Jesus and technical director Edu has met with the players’ agents in recent months, Sports Deputy understands. Arsenal defender and fellow Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes, has even acknowledged that he would like to play with his countryman at club level.
“We share a locker room, but nothing is guaranteed,” Gabriel stated at a press conference on Sunday. “He is unquestionably a good player who, if he joins Arsenal, will be extremely beneficial to us.”
Former City goalkeeper James, on the other hand, does not share the defender’s stance, advising Jesus to stay with Pep Guardiola’s team for the time being. “If you look at Man City players’ appearances this season, Bernardo Silva and Rodri have played 30-plus Premier League games,” he told Genting Casino via The Metro.
“However, all of the guys in that attacking line-up have approximately 25 games under their belts, so they aren’t playing every week.” Pep Guardiola’s (Guardiola’s) rotation worked flawlessly, as they won the Premier League once more.
“I’d expect Haaland would fit into that mold; he won’t be playing every game.” Also, given his ailments, it’s unclear whether he’ll be physically capable of playing all of the games.
“If Jesus stays at Man City, he will have a shared role. There is still place for Jesus because they aren’t going to buy Haaland and start him every game.
“Why would he want to get out of here? Would he risk everything by transferring to Arsenal, who aren’t even in the Champions League, when you’ve been with the top team in England for the past five years?
“Or would he rather stay at Man City and strive to win the Champions League, which is the Holy Grail?”