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Arsenal Agree Deal For Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal Agree Deal For Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus will swap Manchester City for Arsenal, after he agreed personal terms with Mikel Arteta's side.

Gabriel Jesus is set to move to Arsenal, after the Manchester City forward agreed personal terms with Mikel Arteta's side.

Jesus has been linked with a move to the Gunners in recent months, after Pep Guardiola's side signed Erling Haaland and pushed the Brazilian down the pecking order.

On Friday, the two clubs finally agreed a deal with a fee worth a reported £45 million, and now the player has also agreed to the move, according to Fabrizio Romano.

"Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal, here we go!" the journalist famous for his transfer announcements said on Twitter, in typical fashion.

"Personal terms fully agreed with his agent Marcelo Pettinati and his two partners. Gabriel signs until 2027, it’s 100% done.

"Arsenal already agreed £45m fee with Man City as revealed on Friday.

"Edu & Arteta, key for the deal."

Jesus' time at City looks to be over. Image: Alamy
Jesus' time at City looks to be over. Image: Alamy

The Gunners have been in need of a forward since allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave for free in January, after a falling out with Mikel Arteta.

That inability to replace the Barcelona forward may have ultimately cost them a place in the Champions League for next season, with failures to beat Crystal Palace, Brighton, Southampton and Newcastle at the end of the season.

With Alexandre Lacazette having followed Aubameyang out of the club, they were facing the prospect of next season with only Eddie Nketiah as a recognised striker.

The 23-year-old's new deal has been questioned by some, with Paul Merson claiming the forward isn't good enough to start for Everton or Fulham.

Jesus has scored against Arsenal in the past. Image: Alamy
Jesus has scored against Arsenal in the past. Image: Alamy

Jesus moved to City in January 2017, after the club agreed a £27 million fee for the forward with Palmeiras in the previous summer.

The 25-year-old made a stunning start to his career in the Premier League, an initially displaced Sergio Aguero in Pep Guardiola's starting line up.

An injury curtailed his impressive form at the time but he still finished the season with seven goals and four assists in just 11 games.

He has often played out wide, or as a false nine, even since Aguero's departure last year, and scored 95 goals in 236 appearances for City.

His exit from the Etihad Stadium will be part of an effort from Guardiola to retrieve money from sales, with Raheem Sterling also a potential departure, with Kalvin Phillips and Marc Curucella also expected to join the Premier League champions.

Haaland's signing was almost certainly the end of Jesus' time at City, whilst the arrival of Julius Alvarez from River Plate also wouldn't have helped.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Transfers, Arsenal, Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus