Arsenal could still sign Gabriel Jesus with the Manchester City striker seemingly open to a move despite the Gunners’ Champions League fate.
Arsenal lost 2-0 to Newcastle United on Monday night in a game they simply had to win.
The Gunners had lost 3-0 at Tottenham before seeing Spurs beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday. Four points ahead of Tottenham, Arsenal found themselves two points behind.
The defeat at Newcastle was abysmal, leaving Arsenal two points down with a game to play.
Arsenal need a miracle to enter the Champions League now and the fear is transfer targets are now thinking twice about joining.
Arsenal could still sign Gabriel Jesus
Playing in the Champions League is a major asset for any player and almost a requirement for the best signings Arsenal want.
Striker Jesus is one of those players who spent his entire time with Manchester City playing in the Champions League.
Getting into the Europa League would be far from ideal for the Brazilian, but Arsenal can still hope.
The Sun reports that Jesus and his team have not ruled out joining Arsenal despite Monday’s disaster.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta knows Jesus from their time together at Manchester City and the hope is that their connection is key.
However, Jesus will have other interests. Erling Haaland joins Manchester City this summer and it could bring Jesus out.
Arsenal were convinced of a deal according to Football London, but that was before their Champions League spell looked so bleak.
It is reported that Arsenal have held talks over a deal worth up to £50m and Jesus will weigh all his options this summer.
Arsenal still have hope here and they must pray that Jesus wants to reunite with Arteta – even if he has Champions League offers from elsewhere on the table.
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