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Gabriel Jesus Completes Move To Arsenal From Manchester City

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Gabriel Jesus Completes Move To Arsenal From Manchester City

Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City for £45m.

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Jesus, 25, has joined the Gunners on a long-term deal and will reportedly earn in excess of £190,000-a-week.

The Brazil international leaves City after a successful five-year spell at the Etihad.

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He scored 95 in 236 games for the club, winning four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three League Cups under Pep Guardiola.

Jesus leaves City after five years at the Etihad (Image: Alamy)
Jesus leaves City after five years at the Etihad (Image: Alamy)

However, he struggled to secure a consistent starting place in City's star-studded side and has now moved on to Arsenal, where he is likely to get more game time.

His transfer to the Emirates is the first time in a decade that City have opted to sell a player to another 'Big Six' club.

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Emmanuel Adebayor's permanent move to Tottenham in 2012 was the last time City sold a senior player to a major Premier League rival.

Jesus has been signed to replace Alexandre Lacazette, who joined Lyon on a free transfer after his contract expired at the end of last season.

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Jesus becomes the fourth new arrival at the Emirates this summer, following the signings of Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira.

Brazilian winger Marquinhos joined the Gunners from Sao Paulo for an undisclosed fee, while goalkeeper Turner joined from MLS side New England Revolution.

Meanwhile, Portuguese midfielder Vieira arrived in a £34m move from Porto.

Jesus will wear the No.9 shirt recently vacated by Lacazette and join up with the Gunners for pre-season.

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Commenting on the transfer, Mikel Arteta told the official Arsenal website: "I'm very excited. The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature.

"I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here.

Jesus has been signed to replace Alexandre Lacazette, who has joined Lyon on a free transfer (Image: Alamy)
Jesus has been signed to replace Alexandre Lacazette, who has joined Lyon on a free transfer (Image: Alamy)

"This is a position that's been on our radar for a long time now and we have managed to get a player that we all wanted, so I’m really happy."

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Jesus is excited to reunite with Arteta, who was assistant manager to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City prior to his appointment at Arsenal.

"We spoke a couple of times about the club, the players, the project and the future. I believe 100 per cent in Mikel," said Jesus.

"I had a very good time with him before, he's a very good guy and a very good coach as well. He helped me a lot [at Manchester City]. We would always stick together after the training sessions and do some finishing or something.

"He's a very intelligent guy and was an amazing player, so if he knows something he can teach me or the young players."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City, Arsenal, Transfers, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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