According to recent reports, Gabriel Jesus’ announcement date with Arsenal has been made public. As negotiations for a transfer continue, the Brazilian has been prominently linked with a move to the Emirates this summer.
The Manchester City attacker may be able to help Mikel Arteta in resolving a significant problem that has plagued him this season. The absence of a goal-scoring striker for Arsenal has been highlighted by the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
“He [whoever signs must] puts the ball in the net – that’s priority number one,” the manager said in reference to the search for a striker. Goal threat, any winning team needs a good number of goal threats. You are powerless without it.
“You may play good football, but your team needs a sufficient amount of goal threat. He also needs to compliment the other members of our team both personally and on the field. The ideal profile is required.
It seems that Jesus fits that description. The 25-year-old’s ability to press, run beyond, and play multiple positions complements Arteta’s approach, and his ability to score goals is an advantage to the team.
According to reports, negotiations have advanced and a signing fee of £45 million has been agreed upon with Manchester City. Additionally, his signing could be announced on Monday, June 27, according to ESPN Brazil writer Joao Castelo-Branco.
It would be another arrival for the Gunners, who have also been linked with a move for Raphinha, a fellow countryman. It might be a huge statement of intent for the upcoming season should the deals go through.