Arsenal saw big striker before Gabriel Jesus deal, now he is being compared to Lewandowski

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Arsenal looked to Gianluca Scamacca before moving on for Gabriel Jesus – and now he has been compared to Robert Lewandowski.

If Arsenal really needed a signing to make it this summer, it was a new striker.

Eddie Neketia signed a new deal but Alexandre Lacazette moved back to Lyon, leaving a huge hole in the attack at Arsenal.

Arsenal have made Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus their top target and he underwent medical treatment earlier this week.

The Gunners appear to have signed, sealed and delivered their new striker, but other names were certainly considered.

Arsenal look to Gianluca Scamaca

One of them was Sassuolo hitman Scamaka, who scored 16 goals in 36 outings in Serie A last season.

The Italian striker is a real giant at 6 feet 5 inches tall and many have seen his potential in Italy.

90Min reported earlier this month that Scamakka had indeed impressed Arsenal scouts and Edu had seen him sign him.

With Sassuolo seeking around £35million was rumored to be imminent – but the deal will not happen with the Jesus Arsenal-bound.

Instead, Scamaca is reportedly set to sign for Paris Saint-Germain on agreed terms with the Ligue 1 giants.

Now it will be interesting to see if Arsenal has missed out on a real star in Scamakka, or whether they made the right choice in Jesus.

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We would currently suggest that it is the latter with Jesus’ ideal for Arsenal, but Scamakka would be hoping for success in France.

The Athletic has now spoken to Bruno Tedino, former Italy under-16 coach of Scamaca, and he offered a higher comparison.

Tedino claims that while Skamaka is in love with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a more apt comparison is to Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski.

“I know Ibrahimovic is his idol,” Tedino said. “But they are completely different players. Gianluca got to know a little bit of Robert Lewandowski about him,” he said.

If Scamakka can also become Lewandowski’s half-goaler with Bayern and Borussia Dortmund, he will have enjoyed an illustrious career.

Jesus is a sensible choice for Arsenal, but Edu is probably hoping Skamaka doesn’t live up to Levanowski’s analogy.

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