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Gabriel Jesus in £45 million move to Arsenal

 

Update: 28.06.22

Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus is putting the finishing touches to his much-publicised £45 million move from Manchester City to Arsenal.

Gabriel Jesus has been linked with a move to Arsenal for many weeks now and it came as no huge surprise when the Gunners agreed a deal with Jesus’ employers Manchester City and the player agreed personal terms with the North London club. The 25-year-old will become the highest earner at the Emirates Stadium next season and he is set to pen a deal for five years.

Mikel Arteta has thus managed to secure one of his principal summer targets and it will reunite the player with the former Man City assistant to Pep Guardiola. Jesus made little secret of his desire to leave the reigning Premier League champions after the signing of Erling Haaland diminished his chances of first-team football for next term.

The striker found the back of the net 95 times in his 236 appearances for Manchester City and he won ten trophies during his time at the Etihad Stadium, including four Premier League trophies. In fairness, Guardiola appeared unconvinced that Jesus could be his first-choice out-and-out striker, however for the Gunners it improves their options in attack following the departure of Aubameyang in the January sales and Alexandre Lacazette this summer on a free transfer.

Jesus will be the Gunners’ fourth signing of the summer transfer window, USA goalkeeper Matt Turner, Portuguese U21 international midfielder Fabio Vieira and Brazilian forward Marquinhos all having joined in the past few weeks. The North London club are also looking interested in Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, the Gunners having allegedly tabled a £35million bid for the Argentinian and moving ahead of Manchester United in the race to secure the signature of the 24-year-old.

 


 

Update: 21.06.22

Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Gabriel Jesus and the player’s agents have travelled from Brazil in order to seal the forward’s move away from the Etihad Stadium.

 

  • Arsenal have seen their £35m offer turned down by Manchester City
  • The Gunners are still very keen on securing the player’s signature
  • Jesus’ agents have travelled from Brazil in order to push a deal through
  • City are demanding £50 million for the player

 

Gabriel Jesus’ agents are making their way to England as they attempt to wrap up a deal between Manchester City and Arsenal before the summer transfer window slams shut. The reigning Premier League champions are wanting £50 million for the player as they seek to recoup cash spent on Brighton & Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella and Leeds United’s Galvin Phillips.

Jesus has been at Manchester City for five years but he is on the verge of leaving for pastures new after deciding not to extend his contract with the club, this due to come to an end next year. Arsenal saw their £35 million offer (plus add ons) knocked back last week although the likelihood is that a further bid will be forthcoming.

Arsenal remain strong favourites to secure Jesus’ signature in the coming weeks with some bookmakers going as low as 1/5 that a deal is done during the summer, however he can be backed as high as 2/5 in this market. Manchester City are next in the market to keep Jesus on their books with some firms at odds as low as 4/1 that he stays at the Etihad Stadium while Chelsea are a general 5/1 shot to lure him to Stamford Bridge before the summer transfer slams shut.

 

Gabriel Jesus Club After Transfer Window Best Odds

 

2/5  –  Arsenal

4/1  –  Manchester City

5/1  –   Chelsea

12/1 –  Tottenham Hotspur

 


 

Update: 17.06.22

Arsenal are stepping up their interest in Gabriel Jesus and the indications are that a deal will be struck between the Gunners and Manchester City.

It has been reported that Arsenal have made an offer of €50 million for Gabriel Jesus but Manchester City are looking for nothing less than €60 million. This contradicts previous reports which suggested that Jesus had previously agreed with City that his sale price would be somewhere between €45m and €50m, therefore something doesn’t quite add up here.

Either way, Arsenal are stepping things up in their pursuit of the striker although there is a possibility that Jesus will have been put-off joining the Gunners on account of their failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League campaign. This has led many pundits to believe that he might opt instead for a move to Real Madrid this summer although as things stand, these rumours are unfounded.

The 25-year-old has just returned from international duty and his future will soon be decided either way. He certainly fits the bill as far as Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is concerned with 13 goals and 12 assists in his 41 City appearances throughout the 2021/22 campaign.

 

Gabriel Jesus Next Club Odds

 

1/6  –  Arsenal

5/2  –  Manchester City

4/1  –  Chelsea

 


 

26.05.22

 

Arsenal have drawn up a five-player transfer shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window and Gabriel Jesus is the Gunners’ main target with talks reportedly well underway.

Arsenal are hunting for a couple of strikers to fill the shoes of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette and five names are on their shortlist according to reports. Both Nketiah and Lacazette are set to move top pastures new in the coming weeks and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has been focusing on five strikers, most notably Gabriel Jesus who still has twelve months left on his contract at Manchester City but who will likely fall down the pecking order following the arrival of Erling Haaland from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Reports suggest that talks are already underway between Arsenal and the newly-crowned Premier League champions and the bookies go just 1/2 that Jesus swaps the Etihad for the Emirates between now and the start of the 2022/23 campaign. Nevertheless Jesus isn’t the only player on Arteta’s radar, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen allegedly high on the list of strikers that Arsenal are keen to bring to North London.

Reports indicate that Osimhen’s agent flew into London a few days ago in order to discuss a possible move to Arsenal, however the club are only too aware that such a move would be far from easy and that the Serie A side would certainly be demanding a far higher fee than the £68 million they forked out to lure him from Lille two years ago.

Another possible stumbling block in the signing of the Nigerian international is the fact that the Gunners have missed out on Champions League football for next season, while Napoli have qualified for the competition.

The other names on the club’s radar are Roma’s Tammy Abraham and Everton duo Richardson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.