Arsenal Set to Sign Gabriel Jesus From Manchester City
Arsenal and Manchester City have found an agreement for Gabriel Jesus' summer switch from the Etihad Stadium to London.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal will fork out £45m to get the deal over the line and throw Jesus a lifeline in the Premier League.
Since the moment Man City agreed to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, it became clear that the Brazilian has no future at the club.
Pep Guardiola also acquired the signature of Argentine whizz-kid Julian Alvarez in January, adding further competition to his star-studded attacking line-up.
The former River Plata forward will link up with his new teammates this summer as part of City's bid to capture a long-awaited Champions League trophy next term.
Considering the duo's imminent arrival, Jesus was forced to seek a way out of the Etihad.
Despite foreign interest in the 25-year-old's services, he has decided to stay in the Premier League and team up with Mikel Arteta's Arsenal.
It appears Arteta has played a massive role in convincing the ex-Palmeiras man to commit his future to the Emirates Stadium.
The Spaniard has been on the lookout for a new striker to lead the line next season after Alexandre Lacazette's reunion with Lyon.
Jesus has experienced mixed fortunes in England's top flight since arriving from his homeland in 2017.
In 159 Premier League appearances for Man City, he racked up 58 goals and 32 assists.
But he will leave the Cityzens as a misfit, hoping he could get his career back on track on new pastures.
Jesus will become Arsenal's second signing this summer after the acquisition of highly-rated midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto.