If Arsenal revert to a 4-4-2 formation as soon as Gabriel Jesus returns from harm, they may finish the title race with such a deadly partnership up entrance.
That’s the view of BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks, who has heaped reward onto in-form teenager Eddie Nketiah following his brace within the 3-2 win over Manchester United on the weekend.
There have been many followers and pundits involved when Jesus acquired injured on the World Cup with Brazil, however he’s barely been missed in any respect to date, with Nketiah filling in beautifully with a prolific run of type.
The 23-year-old has seven objectives in his final seven video games for the Gunners, and followers will little doubt be thrilled that he’s hit such an excellent streak of type simply on the proper time.
It stays to be seen what Mikel Arteta will do along with his strikers when Jesus returns from harm, however Crooks believes it may very well be ‘sport over’ if the Spanish tactician decides to make use of them up entrance collectively.
“I actually thought that the lack of Gabriel Jesus to harm would have a devastating impact on Arsenal’s title probabilities. I couldn’t have been farther from the reality,” Crooks stated.
“Jesus was in glowing type earlier than he acquired injured on the World Cup however from the day Eddie Nketiah got here into the Arsenal staff to deputise for Jesus, he has been in blistering goalscoring type.
“His goals-per-game ratio has been off the chart. The striker has scored seven objectives in his previous seven video games and would have added to that tally had it not been for some sensible goalkeeping by David de Gea on Sunday.
“What Arteta does when Jesus is match is anybody’s guess but when he had been to play 4-4-2 with Jesus and Nketiah up entrance as a partnership, it’s sport over.”