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Gabriel Jesus completed his move to Arsenal

Mon 04 July 2022 | 9:12

The Brazilian striker left City with one year remaining on his contract.

Gabriel Jesus

completed his transfer from

Manchester City

to

Arsenal

for 45 million pounds.

The Brazilian striker became the Gunners' fourth signing after Marquinhos, Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira, and will wear the number 9 from next season, which was worn by Alexandre Lacazette before his move to Lyon.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: 

“I’m very excited," said Arteta, who worked with Jesus when he was assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at City from 2016 until 2019.

"The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature. 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.”

After the transfer of Erling Haaland from Dortmund to Manchester City, Jesus no longer had a place in Guardiola's team and therefore joined the rival team of the Premier League. He joined City from Palmeiras in 2018 and scored 8 goals in 28 Premier League games last season.

Jesus claimed that Arteta played an important rule in the transfer. He said: 

“We spoke a couple of times about the club, the players, the project and the future. I believe 100 per cent in Mikel. I had a very good time with him before, he’s a very good guy and a very good coach as well.

“He helped me a lot [at Manchester City]. We would always stick together after the training sessions and do some finishing or something. He’s a very intelligent guy and was an amazing player, so if he knows something he can teach me or the young players.”

He also played 56 games for the Brazilian national team and his transfer to Arsenal was to get more opportunities to play and be able to accompany Brazil in the World Cup in Qatar.

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