Arsenal are fully up and running in the transfer market.
Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, and Matt Turner have all been signed by the Gunners, and they will all soon move to the Emirates.
Things are looking great in regards to Arsenal’s top target, Gabriel Jesus.
Fabrizio Romano added on Tuesday that talks for the Brazil international were “very advanced.”
The next day, Romano stated that “important details” were the subject of conversation.
Tottenham was said to have pulled out of the race for Jesus on Thursday, according to the Daily Star.
Jesus joining Arsenal “looks to be only a matter of time,” according to today’s The Telegraph.
“It seems Jesus has been won over”
Dean Jones gave a detailed update on the Jesus to Arsenal negotiations the day before.
Regarding the Manchester City striker’s thoughts on a transfer, he made an interesting and exciting claim.
Specifically, that Jesus has been more accommodating to the idea of joining the Gunners and may just have been won over.
Jones said to GiveMeSport that Jesus “would have a different role in the team and would be perceived as more of a focal point.”
“Mikel Arteta is familiar with Jesus, and it is believed that he has prepared a thorough plan for how the move will benefit him.
It wouldn’t be the first time that Arteta used a personal touch to sign a player for Arsenal. And it appears that Jesus has gained the majority of the support.
Jesus has been waiting to see what other offers come in this summer, hoping in particular for a bid from AC Milan, but as of now, Arsenal is thought to be the most likely option.
And in recent days, he is said to have appeared to be more receptive to the concept.
Arsenal thinks Jesus would have no trouble going above and beyond the 13 goals he scored during the previous campaign.
But more than that, there is a sense that his performance would help the team as a whole.
The Gunners scored 61 goals in the Premier League last season, and they believe that with the help of a new, more experienced forward—whom they view as an improvement over Alexandre Lacazette—they will be able to close the gap on the number of goals needed to finish in the top four.
For Arsenal supporters, this is wonderful news as it represents a potential obstacle overcomed in their search for the “ideal” Brazil international.
It’s clear that the Gunners and City still need to reach a deal, but it seems like things are moving in the right direction.