Arsenal have signed Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City for £45m on a long-term deal.
The 25-year-old is Mikel Arteta’s fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of midfielder Fabio Vieira, goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian striker Marquinhos to the team. Gabriel will wear the number 9 shirt and join the Gunners squad for pre-season training soon.
The statement from Arsenal read:” Gabriel Jesus has signed from Manchester City on a long-term contract.
Meanwhile, the club manager Mike Arteta has expressed his satisfaction with the arrival of the player and also said the club has made a tremendous move in recruiting such a player with a great profile in the league.
Arteta, who worked with Jesus as an assistant coach at City, has been trying to boost Arsenal’s attacking options following the departures of forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on free transfers.
“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 delighted.
“The 25-year-old forward joins Arsenal having established himself as one of the leading strikers in the Premier League in recent seasons. He scored 95 goals in 236 appearances in all competitions during his five and half seasons in Manchester.”
Gabriel has won the Premier League title four times, the FA Cup, and the League Cup three times. He is a regular in the Brazil national team, making 56 appearances and scoring 19 times since making his full international debut for his country in September 2016.
He was a member of the squad which won the Copa America in 2019. During his international career, Gabriel has also notably won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and was featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.