Brazil forward, Gabriel Jesus has joined Arsenal from Manchester City on a long-term deal for £45m.
Following the arrivals of midfielder Fabio Vieira, goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian striker Marquinhos, Jesus becomes the fourth signing of the summer for Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta.
Arteta has made expressed his thoughts and feelings after the signing of the 25-year-old at the Emirate stadium. He admitted that he is very excited at the player’s arrival at the club.
“The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature,” he said.
From all indications, Arsenal at the moment is making efforts to build a better team and formidable attack. This plan has obviously prompted Arteta, who has worked as an assistant coach at City, to bring Jesus to the Emirate since Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have all departed.
Speaking further, the Gunners manager said,”I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here.”
“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 really happy.”
So far, Jesus have spent five-and-a-half years at City and made 236 appearances for the club.
He has also scored 95 goals for the club and won, four Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup.
Jesus after leaving Manchester City said, “It’s been a pleasure to play for Manchester City,”
“I feel like I am a better player now than when I arrived – and to win 11 trophies has been amazing. My four Premier League titles are particularly special for me.
“I want to thank everyone at City – the manager, my teammates and the fans – for all the support they have given me over the past five-and-a-half years.”