“His absence has been affecting Arsenal’s progress seriously, he’s a huge miss and more important than even Gabriel Jesus”- Manchester United Legend Rio Ferdinand explains that Arsenal are missing one player more than Gabriel Jesus.
‘A bigger miss…’ Ferdinand believes Arsenal is missing a player more than Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal haven’t been playing well lately.
They’ve dropped two of their previous three games, and it’s no coincidence that their recent slump has coincided with a few injury issues.
Gabriel Jesus, Thomas Partey, and Jurrien Timber are all out, while Martin Odegaard has missed the last two games as well.
Danny Murphy was on Five addressing some of Arsenal’s persistent injury woes, and he indicated that he believes Arsenal is missing Odegaard more than Jesus at the moment.
Odegaard was a huge flop.
Murphy discussed the Gunners’ chronic injury problems.
“I think Odegaard is a bigger miss than Jesus, I think Odegaard is a bigger miss, but Jesus is more physical than Nketiah, I get it, you need someone who can hold it up,” he remarked.
Murphy is completely correct: Odegaard is a bigger flop than Jesus.
Not only is the Norwegian Arsenal’s most vital playmaker, but he’s also a significant goal scorer.
Yes, Jesus is the starting striker, but Odegaard outscored the Brazilian last season, and his contributions in the last third are greatly missed.
Eddie Nketiah has really stepped up in Jesus’ absence, but no one has filled the vacuum left by Odegaard in any decisive way.
Odegaard is irreplaceable in this Arsenal team, and we can only hope he’s back in shape and firing as soon as possible so that Arsenal can get back on track and continue their title challenge.
When they’re firing on all cylinders, the Gunners are one of the finest teams in England, but we haven’t seen enough of that this season, thanks in part to injuries.