Gabriel Jesus's future at Arsenal is obvious: but he won't like it

Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus during the MLS All-Star Game between Arsenal FC and MLS All-Stars at Audi Field on July 19, 2023 in Washington, DC.

Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus could be replaced at Arsenal

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Arsenal signing Gabriel Jesus was seen as one of those rare things: a great deal for all parties. The Gunners got the striker that they so desperately needed; Jesus stepped out of the shadow of incoming Erling Haaland. He didn't cost too much; yet City made a profit on him.

The plan was clear, too. Jesus insisted that he's a centre-forward and not the winger he was at Manchester City. And for a while, it seemed to be working: five goals in his first nine won over a lot of doubters before he scored four in five back from a knee injury last term. But Arsenal's infamous No.9 curse seems to have struck again. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.