Arsenal are ready to do everything possible to secure the signing of ‘world class’ Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, reports journalist Gianluca di Marzio. This comes after the news that their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur are trying to hijack the deal for the Brazilian forward.
Arsenal Willing to Do Everything to Sign Gabriel Jesus
🚨 Arsenal are ready to do anything to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. 🇧🇷
Tottenham are also interested in the Brazilian.
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Gabriel Jesus Priority for the Gunners
The Gunners have earmarked Jesus as their priority option to reinforce their strike force. They are ready to do whatever possible for them to convince the Brazilian forward to join them from City in the summer.
After losing both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang this year, Mikel Arteta’s side are left with Eddie Nketiah as their only natural striker option.
The North London side are now ready to do everything to convince the City striker to join them this summer. Despite Spurs’ entry in the race, Arsenal are still confident about their chances of signing him as they have been negotiating a deal with the 25-year-old for many weeks now.
Jesus’ availability this summer is well known after the arrival of Erling Haaland at the Etihad Stadium as this will cut down his chances of featuring under Pep Guardiola next season.
Mikel Arteta Factor
Mikel Arteta has worked with Jesus in the past during his days as Guardiola’s assistant manager at the Etihad Stadium. The Spanish manager was close to the centre-forward during that time and worked to help him improve certain aspects of his game in that system.
Arteta is well aware of the 25-year-old’s ability and skills. He’s confident that Jesus would be an ideal fit for his Arsenal side and would greatly strengthen his forward line.
Arsenal only scored 61 times in 38 Premier League games last season – dropping points because of a lack of goals. That’s why they need a clinical striker like Jesus.
The Brazilian forward has an impressive record in the Premier League, scoring 58 goals and registering 29 assists in 158 appearances. Moreover, his versatility and ability to play in wide areas is another asset valued by Arteta.