According to Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, Arsenal have stuck a contract agreement with Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus after a meeting with the player’s agent. All that is left now is for the Gunners to agree on a deal with the Premier League leaders.
Reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano has also confirmed that Gabriel Jesus is set to leave the club in the summer transfer window. The Brazilain forward is out of contract in the summer of 2023. Other reports suggest that if Arsenal are unable to agree on a deal next summer. However, the club will sign the forward on a free transfer in the 2023 summer.
Gabriel Jesus joined the Premier League giants back in the summer of 2017 for a reported fee of €33 million. Whereas the 25-year-old has a very decent goal return for Manchester City. He has recorded a total of 89 goals and 45 assists in 229 appearances for the blue side of Manchester. (stats via Transfermarkt)
Despite being the only senior striker at the club, Jesus has played the majority of the season on the right wing. But he recently recorded four goals and two assists against Watford in the Premier League after starting as the striker.
Gabriel Jesus: The perfect man to lead the Arsenal frontline?
Arsenal are desperate to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window. French striker Alexandre Lacazette is set to leave the club on a free transfer. Though he striker recently publicly admitted the possibility of leaving the club for a side playing in the Champions League next summer. He said:
“I’m in discussion with a lot of clubs, I’m open. I want to play European football” “I never cut contact with Lyon since I left. I try to go back to the club once or twice a year. Lyon know that I’m free. We’ll see”.
Eddie Nketiah has recently started as the striker ahead of Lacazette. But the inform forward is also out of contract in the summer and he has also shown no interest in signing a new deal with the club.
Gabriel Jesus could be the ideal striker to lead the young Arsenal frontline. The Brazilain forward would add plenty of Premier League and Champions League experience to the young front line. While Arsenal may also be able to get the forward on the cheap as he is out of contract in 2023. Mikel Arteta would be hoping that he can get the best out of the Brazilian forward.
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