Paul Merson backs Gabriel Jesus to ‘transform’ Arsenal but questions Fabio Vieira signing
Posted by  badge Boss on Jun 26
Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to complete a deal for Gabriel Jesus (Pictures: Sky Sports/Getty)

Paul Merson has urged to complete a deal for Gabriel Jesus and says the striker can ‘transform’ Mikel Arteta’s side.

The Gunners are currently in talks with Man City over a deal for the Brazil international, who is open to leaving the Etihad following ’s arrival.

Jesus has scored 95 goals in 236 appearances for City and Merson believes he could take Arsenal to another level.

The Gunners legend has questioned the £34m move for Fabio Vieira, however, insisting Arsenal should not be looking to sign players based on ‘potential’.

Arsenal wrapped up a deal for Portuguese midfielder Vieira earlier this week, with the 22-year-old leaving Porto and signing a long-term contract in north London.

Merson told the : ‘Arsenal must get Gabriel Jesus if they are serious about getting back into the top four.

‘They have got to get him. It’s that simple. Everything goes out of the window if they don’t.

Arsenal are in talks to sign Jesus from Manchester City (Picture: Getty)

‘They don’t need young players with potential like Fabio Vieira. They need experience. And Jesus has plenty of that.

‘They need to sort the Jesus signing out very quickly. I think he is good enough to transform Arsenal. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

‘Yes, he does miss chances but he never goes hiding and he’s a centre forward who is desperate to score goals. He has that hunger and a little bit of a selfish streak and you need that.

‘If they get Jesus I think Arsenal fans can start to get excited. But if they don’t, they are going to be so far short.’

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