Edu recently spoke out about his insistence on being selective with transfer targets. It seems that Icardi was another player not deemed right for the Gunners. Fabrizio Romano’s latest column for CaughtOffside reveals that Arsenal preferred to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.
Icardi had a great career with PSG and Inter Milan. However, he has not always been consistent and has had issues off the pitch.
Although it’s not clear why Arsenal turned down the opportunity to sign the Argentina international, Romano suggests that Jesus was the club’s priority when it came to that position. Romano said that Arsenal have had many opportunities but they turned them down. However, this is a common occurrence in top clubs all day.
: “For example, MauroIcardi was an option for the club in recent weeks, but they decided not to pursue it because they were searching for a new striker. Edu had always considered Gabriel Jesus as a priority.
Sometimes the club refuses to play Mauro Icardi, but sometimes it is because of economic reasons.
“For example, Mauro Icardi was an option offered to the club in recent months and it was decided not to proceed because they were looking for a different striker, Edu has always had Gabriel Jesus in mind as a priority.
“Sometimes the refusal is for technical reasons, other times for economic reasons.”