‘I ALWAYS SAID’: PUNDIT SAYS 2 ARSENAL PLAYERS WILL COST THEM THE PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal must replace Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus if they are to progress to the ‘next level,’ according to Paul Merson.
Former Arsenal attacker believes Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus lack the ability to win the Premier League title.
Mikel Arteta witnessed his team lose important points in a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham on Sunday, with Gabriel Jesus wasting a guilt-edge chance to make it 2-0 before Spurs equalized.
The Brazil international, who stole the ball from James Maddison on the edge of his own area, failed to even test the keeper, instead blazing his shot way over the bar.
Merson was frustrated as a result, and he believes Arsenal requires a “proper” striker to lead them.
The name Ivan Toney was mentioned by the outspoken pundit, who showed his displeasure with Nketiah and Jesus.
Can Nketiah and Jesus help Arsenal win the Premier League title?
“I’ve always said it from day one – Eddie Nketiah is not going to win you the Premier League,” stated Merson.
“You need a good center forward.” I’m not criticizing Nketiah since they drew 2-2 with Tottenham, but I don’t think he can lead them to the next level with 32 games to go and all the Champions League games they have to play. I doubt Gabriel Jesus takes them to the next level.
“I was confident that Arsenal would win on Sunday, but when I saw the lineups, I became very concerned.” Fabio Vieira – I don’t think he’s good enough. Jesus on the wing, Nketiah up front.
“In January, only Ivan Toney is available for them – there aren’t many centre forwards available anywhere in the world.” They’re an endangered species.”
Jesus is superior to Nketiah.
When it comes to Jesus, he is the proven one, with medals to show for his achievements while wearing the Manchester City jersey.
Nketiah, on the other hand, is still seeking to prove that he belongs at the top table, despite having recently signed a new long-term contract.
When it comes to making brutal decisions on the field, Arteta has done it all, including with his goalkeepers.
However, some Arsenal fans may believe that mindset and sort of action should be applied to his forward players.