Transfer News: Arsenal opens the bidding war for Manchester City’s forward, Gabriel Jesus

After the departure of Aubameyang in the January transfer window, the Gunners will be definitely looking for a potential replacement and steady strike force to partner with Alexander Lacazette

Mikel Arteta And Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal has been heavily linked with Manchester City‘s Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus. Manchester City recently announced the signing of Borussia Dortmund prodigy Erling Haaland. With Haaland’s inclusion in the lineup, it seems highly unlikely for Gabriel Jesus to retain a spot in the starting 11 and get regular playtime. Arsenal is keen to sign Jesus at the start of next season.

After the departure of Aubameyang in the January transfer window, the Gunners will be definitely looking for a potential replacement and steady strike force to partner with Alexander Lacazette. Club management and the head coach Michael Arteta are admirers of the Brazilian and do they think he is the perfect man for Arsenal.

According to the trusted source, Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have made contact with the player’s agent. And Gabriel Jesus’ camp likes the project that Arteta is building, said Marcelo Pettinati – Gabriel’s agent.

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The agent of Gabriel Jesus confirms Arsenal’s interest in the Brazilian forward

Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal did enquire about acquiring the services of Gabriel Jesus back in November 2021. It is said that the player’s agent has a close net relationship with Edu, The director of football operations at the club. The bid needs to be around £ 50 million reportedly.

Arsenal coach Michael Arteta is aware of the player’s qualities as he has closely monitored Jesus when he was on the coaching staff of Guardiola‘s Manchester City. The 25-year-old Brazilian has more than 150 premier league appearances with 58 goals and 29 assists under his belt.

Arsenal has redeemed their season by bouncing back to the Champions League spots. Arteta has been building a positive project slowly and steadily. Arsenal is around the brink of returning to the Champions League next season, and Gabriel Jesus would love to star at the pinnacle of it.

Jesus’ current deal expires in 2023, and he will be optimistic to move to the north London club next season. On the other hand, defending Premier League champions Man City would definitely look to get some good profit out of the Jesus deal.

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