Gabriel Jesus, a forward for Manchester City, has been signed by Arsenal for a reported 45 million pounds (USD 54 million), London club revealed on Monday.Jesus, who has 95 goals in 236 games for Manchester City, decided to leave the Premier League winners in pursuit of more consistent first-team activity and has now agreed to a “long term deal” with Arsenal.
The Brazilian international has rejoined with Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal and a former assistant to Pep Guardiola at City before taking over at the Emirates Stadium.
I’m quite happy.The team did a fantastic job luring a player of this calibre, Added Arteta.
We have had a guy who we all wanted for this position on our watchlist for quite some time, so I’m thrilled that we were able to get him.
If Jesus continued at City through the end of his agreement year, it was predicted that he would drop down the pecking order because the champions had added Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez to their roster of strikers.
Jesus acknowledged that the presence of Arteta at the Emirates had a role in his choice to sign with the Gunners, saying: “We had a few conversations with regard to the team, the players, the mission, and the future.
I have complete faith in Mikel.He’s a great man and a great instructor, and we had a great time together previously.
He was a huge assistance to me.But after practice sessions, we would still remain a group and engage in some completion.
He was a fantastic player and a very educated man, so if he knows anything, he can share it with me or the younger guys.
Aside from winning four Premier League titles, the 25-year-old has won eight major awards since joining City in January 2017.
Arsenal has already enhanced Arteta’s team with the additions of Brazilian teenager Marquinhos, Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira, and Americans Matt Turner and Marquinhos.