Arsenal seal £45m Gabriel Jesus transfer from Man City as Brazil striker is unveiled as new No9 in 'dream' move | The SunJuly 4, 2022
ARSENAL have completed the signing of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus in a £45million transfer.
The Brazil international has signed a long-term contract and leaves the Premier League champions, City, having won eight major honours at the club.
Jesus, 25, netted 95 goals and picked up 46 assists in 233 games for City.
And he joins Eddie Nketiah, who recently signed a new mega deal, in the striker department.
Arsenal were in dire need of a striker or two at the start of the summer following the exits of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Jesus becomes Arsenal's fourth summer signing, following the arrivals of Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos.
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Boss Mikel Arteta is "excited" to work with Jesus, who he has already coached during his time at Man City.
Arteta told Arsenal.com: "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.
"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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Director Edu added: "We are delighted that we have secured the transfer of Gabriel. Everyone who knows football well, knows the qualities of Gabriel Jesus.
"Gabriel is a player who we have admired for a long time now.
"He is 25 years old and an established Brazil international who has consistently demonstrated that he is a player at a very high level.
"We look forward to seeing him join up with his new team-mates ahead of the new season. We all welcome Gabriel to Arsenal.”
Arsenal's summer transfer business isn't set to end with Jesus.
The Gunners are also chasing a defender and a midfielder.
Ajax's Lisandro Martinez has been linked with a move.
However, Manchester United managed by Martinez's former boss Erik ten Hag, are also keen.
In the midfield department, towering Lille ace Amadou Onana is admired.
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