After enjoying an impressive first campaign in the Premier League with Wolves, Raul Jimenez has really kicked on again in his second season in English football.
It’s therefore been no surprise to see some of the top clubs interested in securing his services, with Manchester United reported to be interested in him.
But following his performance against the Reds in mid-week, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to urge their club to make a move for the Wolves marksman.
He would be a class signing he has everything to his game
— afc_rianm10 (@AfcRianm10) January 23, 2020
Bring me Raul Jimenez please. So needed at Arsenal.
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) January 23, 2020
jimenez at the carpet 2020 we running it
— blend (@blend_afc) January 23, 2020
Jiménez shouldn’t cost more than £45-50m, in his prime years and premier league proven. Ideal replacement for Lacazette. Do your ting @Arsenal
— RAUF (@Rauf_AFC) January 23, 2020
Some Gunners supporters brought Alexandre Lacazette into the conversation, with one fan in particular admitting that Jimenez is what they hoped the Frenchman would be.
His the player we hoped Laca would be sigh.
— OT (@Naoui22) January 23, 2020
Jimenez is much better than Laca
— Naz (@Naz_AFC1) January 23, 2020
Get rid of Lacazette and sign Jimenez imo
— Ben (@BenAFC) January 23, 2020
One fan in particular raised a particularly interesting point about how Jimenez could teach Gabriel Martinelli everything he knows, before the latter takes over the reins for good.
In his prime, he can teach Martinelli all the good aspects of his game and give him time before he hands over the keys to our starboy.
— C (@AFC_Carys) January 23, 2020
Whilst Jimenez is a few weeks older than Lacazette, and wouldn’t exactly represent the young option, the Mexican would bring Premier League-proven quality to Arsenal’s front-line. And quite crucially, a bit of consistency too. The Gunners’ number nine has endured a major struggle as of late, failing to net in his last seven Premier League games. Wolves’ marksman on the other hand, has not gone more than four league games without scoring this year.
All strikers do go through rough patches, and Arsenal will certainly be hoping Lacazette can come out through the other side of his. But if he doesn’t, they could do a lot worse than a swoop for Jimenez.