The Brazilian ahead seems to be edging ever nearer to an Etihad exit and an Emirates arrival as Arsenal are on the cusp of lodging their first bid for the Man Metropolis star
Gabriel Jesus is reportedly ‘on board’ with what Mikel Arteta is constructing at Arsenal and ‘likes the challenge’ the Spaniard is overseeing on the Emirates.
The information comes alongside hypothesis that the Gunners are placing the ending touches to their first official bid for the Manchester Metropolis ahead. Jesus has been in positive kind in current weeks and notched a variety of essential objectives for Pep Guardiola’s aspect as they seek for a fourth Premier League title in 5 seasons.
The previous Palmeiras expertise even bagged 4 in a single sport in the course of the current house demolition of relegated outfit Watford. Nonetheless, his Metropolis contract expires in the summertime of 2023 – that means this coming switch window is the final actual probability the Etihad hierarchy will get to money in on the participant.
Arsenal are considered the frontrunners for his signature, with Jesus’ agent Marcelo Pettinati admitting: “We had talks with Arsenal about Gabriel Jesus, we just like the challenge – it’s a chance we’re discussing. There are six extra golf equipment taken with Gabriel – he’s targeted on closing video games with Man Metropolis, we’ll see.”
Arsenal’s desperation to bolster their front-line is well-documented, given each Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contract this summer season – although the Gunners are rumoured to be working onerous to try to tie the latter all the way down to a brand new deal.
Arteta already has earlier with Jesus from their shared time at Metropolis collectively whereas the Spaniard was an assistant coach to Guardiola. The thought of Jesus extending his keep on the Etihad seems utterly out of the query, particularly given the current attacking replace at Metropolis.
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Guardiola had already introduced in a single ahead that Jesus would in principle must compete with within the type of Julian Alvarez, however the current affirmation of Erling Haaland’s imminent swap from Borussia Dortmund has killed any probability of Jesus sticking round.
Metropolis are holding out for a determine across the £45m-£55m mark, however as issues stand Arsenal appear prepared to fulfill their valuation. At simply 25 years of age, ought to the transfer go forward as anticipated Jesus could possibly be main the road for the Gunners for the subsequent half a decade.
Arteta has already revealed what he’s on the lookout for by way of his perfect summer season switch within the coming months, telling Sky Sports activities: “He places the ball within the internet – that’s precedence primary. Aim risk. Any profitable group wants sufficient purpose risk within the squad. With out it, you don’t have anything.”