Arsenal sign four-time PL winner Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City | OneFootball

Arsenal sign four-time PL winner Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

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Lewis Ambrose

Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

The Brazilian forward joins on a long-term deal for a reported £45m fee including add-ons.

Jesus, 25, joined City in January 2017 and went on to score 95 goals in 236 first team appearances. He won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three EFL Cups in his time in the north-west.

Now, though, he will reunite with ex-City assistant Mikel Arteta, becoming the first striker the Arsenal boss has signed since taking over in north London in December 2019.

“I’m very excited,” Arteta said. “The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature. I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here.

“This is a position that’s been on our radar for a long time now and we have managed to get a player that we all wanted, so I’m really happy.”

Jesus has never made more than 22 starts in a Premier League season but is now expected to lead the line for Arsenal after the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the winter and summer respectively.

Arsenal have also tied striker Eddie Nketiah down to a new deal this summer and he will compete with Jesus for a place up front.

The Brazilian will wear the number nine and becomes Arsenal’s third new arrival after the signings of creative midfielder Fábio Vieira from Porto and American goalkeeper Matt Turner.