Arsenal hope to put themselves again in a prime position to win the Premier League. The Gunners need to exercise last season’s demons and win a league title for the first time since 2004. One thing that will likely need to happen for Arsenal to be crowned champions is for Gabriel Jesus to stay healthy.
The Brazilian forward suffered an injury last season, and during his absence, Arsenal lost twice, which happened only six times last season. Gabriel Jesus is already dealing with injury problems again this summer, and homegrown talent Eddie Nketiah has stepped up again for the time being for Arsenal to push on.
Will the duo of Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus be enough to get Arsenal over the hump, or will they have to look to add more to the centre-forward position?
Former Nigerian international John Ogu suggests Victor Boniface can be Arsenal’s title solution
Veteran midfielder John Ogu, who has 23 caps with his native Nigeria and was a part of the Super Eagles 2018 World Cup squad, shares his own thoughts on who Arsenal should be signing to their attack.
Victor Boniface is off to a fantastic start with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. With 12 goal contributions in 10 league matches, the Nigerian striker has made the most of his recent move to Germany from Belgium.
At just 22 years old, it feels like the sky is the limit for Boniface, who has earned himself plenty of praise around world football since the beginning of this season. He will undoubtedly have suitors from the Premier League in the near future, but it is still too far out from next summer to know what the price of the player may be.
Boniface has risen reasonably quickly to prominence, given he was only paying for Bodo/Glimt last year. After a short stop with Union SG in the Belgian Pro League, Boniface’s move to Leverkusen has now put him permanently on the Super Eagles’ radar. Boniface now has three caps to his name with Nigeria and scored his first goal last month against Saudi Arabia in a friendly.
Should Arsenal follow Ogu’s advice and sign Victor Boniface, time will soon tell how good the player is going to be.