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Liverpool sent message to make a move for Gabriel Jesus this summer

Former Premier League defender Glen Johnson has encouraged Liverpool and Chelsea to approach Arsenal to sign the £45m star this summer

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Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus
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Former Premier League defender Glen Johnson has suggested that Chelsea and Liverpool should seize the opportunity to sign Gabriel Jesus if Arsenal decides to make the striker available this summer.

Reports emerged earlier this month indicating that Arsenal would entertain offers for the Brazil international, who has endured a challenging season with the Premier League leaders.

Jesus, who joined Arsenal in a £45 million deal from Manchester City in 2022, has struggled to meet expectations, contributing only eight goals this season. He has often found himself displaced by Kai Havertz, utilised frequently as a false nine under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

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Despite his struggles at Arsenal, Johnson believes Jesus could be a valuable addition for either Chelsea or Liverpool. Both clubs may be in the market for striking reinforcements, with Chelsea seeking alternatives to Nicolas Jackson and Liverpool potentially looking to bolster their attack under incoming manager Arne Slot.

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus (Image credit: Getty Images)


When asked if Chelsea and Liverpool should pursue Jesus if he becomes available, Johnson told Betfred, stating, “Yes, definitely. If he does become available, either Chelsea or Liverpool should bite their arm off.”

While rumours swirl around Jesus’s future, Arteta has dismissed suggestions that the striker could be sold in the upcoming transfer window. Addressing the speculation at a recent press conference, Arteta denied any knowledge of Arsenal’s purported interest in offloading Jesus and affirmed his intention to retain the player.

“I don’t know where this is coming from,” Arteta said. “My job is to try to work, train hard, improve what I have to improve and in the games try to help Arsenal win and then after obviously win trophies.

“The speculation will always be there, not only here but every club.”

Jesus, who enjoyed a successful spell at Manchester City before joining Arsenal, has amassed an impressive tally of 95 goals and contributed to four Premier League title triumphs during his time with the Sky Blues.

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