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Monday, September 26, 2022

Arsenal sign Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City for £45m

Brazilian attacker Gabriel Jesus has been signed by Arsenal on a long-term contract for £45 million from Manchester City.

Following the signings of Brazilian striker Marquinhos, midfielder Fabio Vieira, and goalkeeper Matt Turner, the 25-year-old is manager Mikel Arteta’s fourth addition of the summer.

After forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette left on free transfers, Arteta, who previously worked with Jesus as an assistant coach at City, has been attempting to improve Arsenal’s attacking options.

Arteta said he was “very excited” by Jesus’ arrival.

“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,” the Gunners manager said.

“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.” said Arteta.

“It’s been a pleasure to play for Manchester City,” said Jesus.

“I feel like I am a better player now than when I arrived – and to win 11 trophies has been amazing. My four Premier League titles are particularly special for me.

“I want to thank everyone at City – the manager, my teammates and the fans – for all the support they have given me over the past five-and-a-half years.”

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