Exclusive: Cesc Fabregas not keen on Arsenal’s £50m transfer target Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

The former Arsenal skipper thinks the Brazilian striker “can do a little bit of everything” but is not “amazing at anything”.

Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas is not keen on the Gunners making a move for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, saying he is not sure how the Brazilian would fit into the team.

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Jesus has been in and out of Pep Guardiola’s team, scoring 13 goals across 39 appearances in all competitions this season - however four of those game in one game.

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is an Arsenal transfer target. Credit: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

But former Arsenal skipper Fabregas doesn’t think Jesus would be the right player to take the Gunners to the next level.

“The only thing missing [for Arsenal] you could say is the striker,” the Spaniard told LondonWorld.

“I think if they had a consistent striker, a top player who scores 25 to 30 goals a season like Liverpool with Salah, that would take them to the next level.

And Fabregas is sure Mikel Arteta is looking to bring in fresh legs up front, especially with Alexandre Lacazette heading back to France.

“That’s something they’ll work on in the summer, 100%,” he added.

Cesc Fabregas poses on the red carpet with his wife Daniella Semaan. Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images

And when quizzed on Jesus, Fabregas admitted his intrigue at Arsenal’s reported interest.

However he feels that while the Brazilian has a lot of quality, he is more a jack of all trades but a master of none.

“I expected Arsenal to sign another type of striker - someone who attacks the space more,” Fabregas - who played 212 times for the Gunners - said.

“I really like him as a player and I think he can do a little bit of everything, but I wouldn’t say he’s amazing at anything.

Cesc Fabregas playing for Arsenal. Credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

“At the end of the day, Gabriel Jesus plays in a team that are so dominant in every single game.

“Sometimes as a player in that situation, when you’ve got De Bruyne, Gundogan and Bernardo Silva behind you, it can feel easy for you as a player.

“At Arsenal, for some time at least, he will not have those kind of players behind him.

“Saka, Odegaard … they need maybe two or three more years playing together and getting used to the Premier League before they get to that level.

“Definitely he [Jesus] is a very good player but it would be a case of seeing if he can adapt to the Arsenal philosophy.”

The Gunners take on Newcastle tonight in a game they must-win to stay in pole position to qualify for the Champions League.