Arsenal fell to 5th place in the Premier League after a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Coach Mikel Arteta named both strikers Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah in the starting lineup. Contrary to expectations, Jesus and Nketiah were both silent before Tottenham.
Bukayo Saka’s brilliance cannot offset the problem of scoring goals in Arsenal’s attack. The London team does not possess a striker capable of bringing in an average of 20 goals per season.
Sharing on the Sky Sports column, football expert Paul Merson analyzed: “I always mention this issue first. Eddie Nketiah cannot help Arsenal win the Premier League. They need a suitable number 9. I don’t blame them.” Nketiah in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham”.
“However, Arsenal faces worries in the remaining 32 matches in the Premier League and the competitions in the Champions League. I don’t think Nketiah will take Arsenal to new heights. The same is the case with Gabriel Jesus. I think that Jesus cannot upgrade the Gunners attack.”
“Arsenal needs a true central striker. The question is who? Ivan Toney was a target for Arsenal in January. There aren’t many good number 9s at the moment. Arsenal must pursue Toney.”
Mr. Nguyen | 05:46 September 26, 2023