According to TalkSport journalist Alex Crook, Manchester City star striker and Brazil international Gabriel Jesus will end up signing for Premier League rivals Arsenal for two key reasons.
The Gunners took a big hit in their summer transfer plans after failing to secure Champions League football at the end of the 21/22 Premier League season to their bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, however, despite this they still look set to bring in a sort after striker in Man City’s Jesus.
TalkSport’s Crook believes they will get the deal done over the likes of London rivals Chelsea and Spurs, who are reportedly interested, for two reasons which neither of the former teams can offer the Brazilian, the starting job, and a friendly face at the club.
Crook said: “I think Jesus will end up at Arsenal, he’s got that relationship with Edu.
“I think he’ll be the main man there, which is obviously what he wants.”
TIF thoughts on Jesus to Arsenal…
Signing a striker is going to be key for the Gunners this summer after they lost two of their key players at the position in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who went to Barcelone in January, and Alexandre Lacazette, who signed with former team Lyon on a free this summer. They now only have Eddie Nketiah in their sights, however, the 23-year-old is out of contract but is likely to sign an extension with the club.
If signed, Jesus would seemingly fit straight into the first team in his preferred position as a striker even though he could fit anywhere along the front line, which he has done his entire Manchester City career. Jesus will sign as one of Arsenal’s best goalscorers as last season he bagged 25 goals and assists, with 13 of them hitting the back of the net, which would have seen him finish as their top goalscorer last season, one ahead of Bukayo Saka.
It is also apparent Jesus has an existing relationship with Arsenal technical director, Edu, according to Crook, as well as international teammates Gabriel and Gabriel Martinelli. This will make it easier for Jesus to settle in at the club as he will see friendly faces, which is so important for a new player settling in at a new club.
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