TOP STORY: Gabriel Jesus set to leave Man City for Arsenal
Gabriel Jesus is all set to leave Manchester City and join Arsenal, according to The Athletic. The 25-year-old is reportedly set to join the Emirates for £45 million as the Gunners finalise personal terms.
The Brazilian international, who has one year remaining on his contract, will leave the Etihad after five years, where he scored 95 and assisted 46 in 236 appearances across all competitions for the Premier League Champions.
The forward worked with Mikel Arteta when he was the assistant coach to Pep Guardiola from 2016 to 2019 and has been a priority for the Spanish manager this summer transfer window.
Following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, the move to North London will see Jesus compete with Eddie Nketiah to lead the frontline. But it was deemed a better move for Jesus because he would’ve had to compete with the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez at Man City, meaning that remaining in Manchester would’ve likely resulted in a struggle for game time.