Journalist Charles Watts has stated that Arsenal will get a ‘massive’ boost with Gabriel Jesus set to join the club before preseason truly begins.
Earlier this week, some of the club’s player returned to London Colney ahead of the new season, though not every member of the first-team squad were involved due to still being on holiday following their international commitments (via football.london).
However, they will head out to America in July where the full senior team should expect to take part in the more important preseason fixtures.
While talking on his own YouTube channel, Watts explained that Jesus – who is ‘one step away’ from joining – will get a big advantage from arriving early in the summer, instead of later on in the club’s preparations.
He explained himself, saying (6:16): “We are, like I said, just one step away now from Gabriel Jesus being officially an Arsenal player. And getting him on board now before preseason, before they go away to the United States.
“And that’s going to be massive. It’s going to give him time to bed-in, to adjust to his new surroundings, build up a rapport with his teammates.
“So many times we’ve seen Arsenal be lackadaisical almost in their approach to the transfer window – leave it too late, rush everyone in and the end. And it’s taken a while to adjust.”