Johan Djourou, a former Arsenal defender, has urged Mikel Arteta to use his Manchester City connections once more to find a suitable replacement for injured striker Gabriel Jesus..
After suffering an injury during the World Cup earlier this month, the Brazil international underwent knee surgery and is expected to be out for up to three months.
Despite only five Premier League goals, Jesus has galvanized Arsenal’s forward line, with his relentless pressing and selfless style benefiting the likes of Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka..
Eddie Nketiah will fill in for Jesus in the coming weeks, but with the transfer window reopening in a fortnight, Arsenal have the option of signing a direct replacement..
The Gunners have identified winger Mykhaylo Mudryk as their primary target, but Djourou believes they should consider a move for Barcelona forward Ferran Torres.
Torres has struggled to cement a regular starting spot at Barcelona after a difficult spell in England where he failed to settle, and Djourou believes Arteta could help revive the talented forward’s career.
‘A player like Ferran Torres at Barcelona?’ he told talkSPORT. That could be fascinating.
‘However, I don’t believe Ferran has demonstrated enough in the Premier League..
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