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‘He ticks a lot more boxes…’ Pundit says whether Arsenal or Spurs got the better Brazilian striker

By Eddie Razo -

This summer transfer window has seen both north London clubs add Brazilian strikers in Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison, so it’s no surprise; there will be a comparison. 

Furthermore, heading into this upcoming season, there will be plenty of debate about which side got the better goal scorer. Nonetheless, some pundits are waiting for the new season to arrive to begin debating whether Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur made the right move. 

During a segment on talkSPORT, English football pundit Tony Cascarino stated that Arsenal has signed the better Brazilian than Spurs.

“I think Gabriel Jesus has been a player that I think he ticks a lot more boxes, and they’ve got a bit of a better price. And I’d be amazed if you said to me now, who will get the most goals? I say, Gabriel Jesus will get more goals than Richarlison for Tottenham,” Cascarino said. 

After the arrival of Erling Haaland, the writing was on the wall for Jesus that significant minutes at Manchester City were not going to be on the table. Also, with the FIFA World Cup later this year, he wants to solidify his place on the Brazil national team.

Meanwhile, Richarlison was looking for a new challenge and competing in UEFA Champions League football, which is something Tottenham could provide him with, leading to the transfer. 

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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
1 month ago

Cascarino read a book once

Bueller
Bueller
1 month ago

I dont think pepper pig books count mate.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

The Gooners bought Jesus for a first choice striker to replace Aubamayang and Lacazzette.
We bought Richarlison as a squad player.

There’s not much difference between the two Brazilians in talent.
The difference in the signings is clear though.

Jesus will be first choice and they are relying on him.

Richarlison gives us a different option, and he’s a decent back up for Kane if needed.

Spurs4life
Spurs4life
1 month ago

Did we ever turn cascarino down for a transfer or is he just a jerk.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  Spurs4life

Not sure.. But I found out (only last week) that we nearly signed Matt Le Tissier when he was just 21.. Personal terms were agreed. He was ready, we were the only club he came close to.. His wife wasn’t keen on London so he stayed at Saints.. They divorced 6 years later..

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

He ticks more boxes for Arsenss as k because they’re desperate and have no world class forwards already at the club…

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Arsenal still don’t have any world-class strikers at the club but I’m sure you weren’t indicating that Jesus was one! We need a great CB and RWB to really challenge this year. COYS.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago
Reply to  Sonificent

I’m not, and Richarlison isn’t world class yet either, but that’s not an issue really

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Agreed. I would rather have taken him than Jesus though. Hopefully he’s an AC signing who has a plan for him. At the least, it’s an option we haven’t had from the bench for a while.

Spursy Bob
Spursy Bob
1 month ago

Says the Crockenhill poacher

Spurs47
Spurs47
1 month ago

Put Jesus in a struggling Everton side with glaring weaknesses all over the field and Richarlison in a rampant Man City with few if any weaknesses and I wonder what Casarino would make of them both then? Seems to me that context especially team context is an important consideration that the pundit chose not to factor in to his “analysis” -to say nothing of the respective coaches in those teams!

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

Cascarino is a knob! Clearly Richarlison is more versatile, he is bigger, stronger, tougher and significantly better in the air. He is quite capable of playing the #9 role (as well as both wide positions), unlike Jesus who is more of a ‘fox in the box’ or a false #9.

In the only true comparison between the two, at international level, Richarlison has a better strike rate of 1 in 2.5, as opposed to Jesus whose strike rate is only 1 in 3. Who wouldn’t look good at club level, when you have de Bruyne, Foden, Silva, et al, feeding you on a plate.

Furthermore, out of the two, would your want a player like Jesus, who quit Man City, at the first sign of competition, rather than fight for his place, or Richarlison who stood up to be counted, on a cr*p team, when it really mattered and scored 6 in 9 to save Everton from relegation.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago
Reply to  coys1882

At City Jesus chose to switch positions, he was vying for a place on the right wing because of lack of game time.. This was when he was the only recognised striker at the club.. He couldn’t even handle competition from himself.

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