Gary Neville says the lack of combination in Arsenal’s front three is a “real problem” for Mikel Arteta’s side, and that Gabriel Jesus is not the “sniffer” striker they need;
Gary Neville says Arsenal’s lack of combination between their front three could cost them in the Premier League title race – adding that current No 9 Gabriel Jesus hasn’t got an “instinct” in front of goal.
Arsenal went top of the league on Christmas Day for the second consecutive year thanks to a 1-1 draw at Liverpool last Saturday, as Mikel Arteta’s side look to write the wrongs of last season in 2024 when their title charge faltered after Easter.
But Neville says a lack of combination between Jesus, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli this season is proving to be a “real problem” for the Gunners, especially when compared to Liverpool’s historic front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah – who are the last attack to beat Manchester City to the league title in 2020.
At Arsenal is an emerging front three that could be great. But they don’t combine a lot together,” he said on the Gary Neville Podcast.