3 controversial sales Arsenal must consider this summer

  • Arsenal are expected to be busy again this summer
  • Big stars are entering the final years of their contracts
  • Mikel Arteta's process is ready to see some controversial exits

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2. Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus
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Are we really selling both of our Manchester City arrivals in one fell swoop?

It feels somewhat unjust given the qualities they each have and, with Gabriel Jesus being younger (as well as under contract until 2027), perhaps Arteta will want to keep his #9 for at least one more year.

However, his regular knocks, which have already curtailed his influence at Arsenal, are a major concern and the importance of physicality to his game could prompt us to sell because it is an attribute that will only decline over time.

Maybe a positional switch out wide can protect his value as Jesus boasts the dribbling skills to thrive there, while the prospect of attacking reinforcements might lead to rotation and thereby stave off any injury problems, meaning he would still represent an important member of the team.

But the financial boost from any sale, along with our current (expensive) striking interests, may encourage the Gunners to try move him on and bring in a more clinical replacement.

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