Thierry Henry gives verdict on Gabriel Jesus joining Arsenal this summer. Arsenal veteran Thierry Henry has weighed in on the club’s decision to recruit Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.
Henry praised Jesus’ goal-scoring instinct as a No.9, complimenting the Brazilian’s ability to score goals.
Arsenal has been linked with a move for the Brazil international as a substitute for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Thierry Henry gives verdict on Gabriel Jesus joining Arsenal this summer. Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, the Gunners’ primary attacking alternatives, are out of contract in the summer.
Erling Haaland, the goal-scoring king of Borussia Dortmund, is rumored to have agreed to join Manchester City, allowing Jesus to depart the Etihad.
And Henry admires the Brazilian’s brilliance, which has resulted in five goals in his last two starts.
“What he can give offensively to the team,’’ Henry said on CBS Sports.
“We saw that he scored four goals at the weekend [against Watford]. When he is in the box, he’s one of the three that is playing, or since [Sergio] Aguero left, he has that nine instinct. He has what the number nine would smell.
“What I like about him is that when he puts pressure, whether it’s on the left, on the right or in the middle, he doesn’t have a problem defending in these situations by coming back and helping his team.”