Simon Jordan’s claim Arsenal have signed both Gabriel Jesus and Rafinha is a ‘statement of intent’ from the Simar club.
But the former Crystal Palace boss has made it clear it is ‘laughable’ to suggest the two potential signings will push Arsenal to a Premier League title.
Looks like it was only a matter of time before the north London club confirmed the catch of Jesus from Manchester City – he was recently seen hugging Edu Gaspar.
But it is a different story about Leeds United winger, Rafinha, with Chelsea close to agreeing a fee with the Yorkshire club for their star player, who has yet to decide where he will go.
Either way, Arsenal are fishing for the big boys this summer, as Jordan shared whether it will push them toward a Premier League title, as he told talkSPORT.
“It would be ridiculous to think that if two signings of players, who played in a side that avoided relegation, one who played for an elite side but did not score for the number of chances made, ” What was said. Jordan.
“What it does is that it gives Arsenal fans some sense of encouragement.
“If Rafinha goes to Arsenal, you are talking about two Brazilian players coming into this team – I think both Jesus and Rafinha are statements of intent. I think if Arteta is a good coach, then He will bring them in the right mind.
“They both come from backgrounds where they have worked with very interesting coaches. Bielsa and Guardiola.
“So, I don’t think in any shape or form in this universe or the next one tells you Arsenal are going to win the Premier League very soon. But what it will do is make the race to the top four even more attractive.”
Jesus is signing better than Rafinha
For Arsenal, the position they are in, they need a player like Jesus more than Rafinha as he fills that number nine.
Also, his style of play, ability to play in the front three, link-up play, making room for teammates and creativity between the lines are what Mikel Arteta craves the most.
Of course, adding Rafinha to the mix, after scoring 11 Premier League goals for Leeds last season, will elevate this Arsenal forward line to the next level.
But, the main one was Jesus and it appears, however, that with the return of the Gunners in the Europa League, more is needed.
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