Gabriel Jesus is valued at £40 million by Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola willing to let the Arsenal target depart this summer.
Mikel Arteta, who has been a fan of the Brazilian striker since serving as Guardiola’s assistant at the Etihad, has set his sights on him.
Arsenal intends to spend a lot of money on a striker this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah potentially leaving at the end of their contracts.
Arteta’s main target is Gabriel Jesus, but the striker has found his best form for City in recent weeks and has reclaimed his starting spot.
Nonetheless, City intends to sign Dortmund’s Erling Haaland for roughly £62 million, further pushing Jesus to the periphery.
City want roughly £40 million for Jesus, according to the Mirror, and they want to recoup the money they plan to spend on Haaland.
Arsenal’s chances of acquiring Jesus could be dependent on the club’s ability to qualify for the Champions League, with the Gunners facing off against rivals Tottenham.
Jesus is open to coming to Arsenal, but he wants to play Champions League football, and the Gunners are set to face Spurs in a potential winner-takes-all match in a week.