Merson sends "not Barcelona or Real" jibe at Juve by making Gabriel prediction

Arsenal fans don't need to worry about Gabriel even though Juventus showed interest in him this summer.

I think he will stay at the club. I mean he plays every week. It's not like he's not playing. I don't think he'd leave to join Juventus. Him and Ben White look very very solid together and Mikel Arteta clearly rates him very highly. He's been their first choice for a while now.

Juventus are not the Juventus of old either, are they? Years ago, if a team like them came running, you'd go. They were up there with Real Madrid and Barcelona. I don't really think that's the case at Juventus anymore. Even Mathijs De Ligt is leaving them. I'd be shocked if Gabriel left. I don't think Arsenal fans should worry that his head will get turned.

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I can see why Juventus want him. He's a good player. I thought he had a good season last season. But it would be one step forwards and two steps back if Arsenal let him go. I can't see it happening. They have always had trouble finding top quality defenders. They've found one in Gabriel. Don't lose him now.

Him and Ben White look good together. They obviously like playing with each other and the big thing is they look after each other as a pair. I watch Manchester United and it's like everyone is looking out for themselves. So that is a major positive and they shouldn't break that up.

It's still early in pre-season but Gabriel Jesus has been the game changer already. He scores goals. He makes things happen. That's what he's in the team for. I know it's only pre-season but you want him to settle quickly. It's a different level of game coming up, against Chelsea this weekend.

I'm going to that game. But the heat is so stifling here it could be like a testimonial. I wouldn't expect too much. It won't be like a Premier League games, all blood and thunder.

So we won't be able to draw too many conclusions. I still think Arsenal need a top, top quality midfield player. That would make a big difference.


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