Arsenal may full a deal for Manchester Metropolis striker Gabriel Jesus ‘inside hours’ as Mikel Arteta approaches his No. 1 summer time switch goal. Arsenal seem to have fended off the curiosity of rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain as Arteta is reported to be on the cusp of a reunion with Jesus.
After six title-packed years at Man Metropolis, Jesus seems set to depart this summer time to play soccer frequently after Pep Guardiola added Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez to his distinguished assault. With the 25-year-old understanding that he would like to stay within the Premier League, Arsenal wish to be within the driving seat to make an thrilling addition for the 2022-23 season.
In an interview with wettfreunde, Fabrizio Romano revealed that Arsenal are main the race for Jesus, with negotiations at a complicated stage. He claimed that they’re within the technique of figuring out the finer particulars of the deal, indicating that it’s nearing completion.
He stated: “I’m sure Arsenal are leading the race for sure [for Gabriel Jesus]. Arsenal are in really advanced talks. So they have a chance to complete the deal. If they wanted, it could take hours or days to complete this transaction. They are in the final stages, but it is really important to complete these basic details which can sometimes create some problems.”
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Jesus is said to have opted to move to Arsenal over Tottenham due to the less offensive competition he will face at the Emirates Stadium. The Brazil international will face the challenge of breaking the front line of Antonio Conte – Dejan Kulusevsky, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.
Meanwhile, at Arsenal, Eddie Nketiah is Arteta’s only first-team striker after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s January move to Barcelona and Alexandre Lacazette’s impending exit on July 1 as a free agent. Jesus will plan to make his way to North London, potentially inheriting Lacazette’s number 9 jersey, and making the position his own.
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Arsenal are also eyeing a deal for Leeds United winger Rafinha, who is suspicious of his dream move to Barcelona due to the financial problems of the La Liga giants. But with Leeds refusing to sell the Brazilian for less than £65m, Arsenal and other suitors could ignore their interest.
It wouldn’t be a disaster, given that Arteta boasts one of Bukayo Saka’s most exciting left winger players in Europe. Jesus can also make an impact on the right, as he regularly demonstrated during Man City’s last Premier League title campaign.
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