Gabriel Jesus set for medical after Arsenal agree £45m fee

By on June 25, 2022

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According to reports, Gabriel Jesus is set to undergo his medical with Arsenal after we finally agreed a £45m deal with Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta has been in the market for a top class striker this summer after letting Alexandre Lacazette leave on a free transfer to Lyon just months after seeing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang join Barcelona.

Eddie Nketiah has been persuaded to sign a new contract but Arsenal desperately needed a new forward and Jesus has been widely touted as Arteta’s prime target in recent weeks.

After lengthy negotiations with Man City, a deal has finally been struck with Sky Sports one of several leading media outlets claiming Arsenal have agreed to pay £45m for Jesus’ signature.

Sky Sports say the 25-year-old will complete his medical and finalise personal terms before the transfer is completed, and Football Insider claim Jesus has been given permission to undergo his medical before signing a five-year contract at the Emirates.

Fourth signing

As long as there are no last minute complications, Jesus is set to become Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of goalkeeper Matt Turner, winger Marquinhos and midfielder Fabio Vieira.

Jesus will be something of a coup for Arsenal as the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea – who can both offer Champions League football – have also been linked, but the striker wants to link-up with Arteta in north London.

The pair know each other well from their time together at the Etihad and Arteta has reportedly promised Jesus he will be the figurehead of our new-look attack next season. The opportunity to play regular first team football, particularly in a World Cup year, was most likely a major factor in his decision.

The Brazilian international was set to fall down the pecking order at City following the arrival of Erling Haaland and with just one year left on his contract, he’s decided to look for a new club and has chosen Arsenal.

Jesus may not be the prolific goalscorer that fans thought we’d go for this summer, but he’s still a top quality player who has an excellent goal and assist per 90 minute record. He’s also one of the most hard working forwards in the game so should suit Arteta’s system perfectly.