Monday, October 2, 2023

‘Not the time’ to consider Man City exit – Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City have been widely named as favourites to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, which has in turn prompted speculations about the future of Gabriel Jesus amid rumours of Arsenal being interested in his services. Speaking to the press after his team’s 5-1 win over Watford on Saturday, the Brazilian forward played the situation down, saying now was not the time to consider such matter as City still compete for the Premier League title and Champions League glory.

The 25-year-old has so far started 17 league matches this term, but he cannot exactly be described as a regular member of the starting XI under Pep Guardiola, even after the departure of Sergio Aguero last summer. He has only scored seven goals in the league, four of which came against Watford.

His game-time will surely diminish greatly if Haaland does make the Etihad switch in the coming months, and Arsenal, who desperately need to sign a striker this summer, could undoubtedly do with Jesus coming to the Emirates.

 “It’s not the time to think about this. You expect me to say this, but it’s true,” Jesus said.

“Now is the best moment of the season. I want to enjoy, to keep focused on my team, with my team mates, to fight for the Premier League.”


Veselin Trajkovic

Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.



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