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Darren Bent has suggested he would prefer Arsenal to sign Romelu Lukaku over Gabriel Jesus this summer.

The Gunners are desperate to acquire a striker this summer after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January and Alexandre Lacazette at the end of last season.


The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for Gabriel Jesus

“I would be thrilled”


Bent would prefer Arsenal to sign Lukaku this summer

While Mikel Arteta’s side have already brought in Fabio Vieira who will support the attacking line, it is a traditional number nine that the club are targeting.

Man City striker Gabriel Jesus is the number one target for the North London club, but another striker who should be on the move is Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgium star is heading to Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal but, according to Bent, Arsenal would have been better served trying to secure a transfer for Lukaku.

Speaking on talkSPORT Drive, Bent said: “I would take Lukaku on loan, 100 per cent. I would be in heaven.

“I look at Lukaku and I think he wants to go somewhere where he will feel most loved, and at Inter Milan he has been fantastic.

“He scored a lot of goals and felt the passion of the Inter fans.

“I would be thrilled”

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Lukaku is an extremely popular figure at the San Siro

“The fact that he’s clamoring to come back over there and take a 25 per cent pay cut, it almost feels like he can’t get out of this country fast enough.”

When asked who he would rather remove from Lukaku and Jesus, Bent replied, “Lukaku, I would.

“I saw him score goals regularly. He’s in the 100 club!

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