Arteta wants Jesus to boost Arsenal’s attack next season

The London Evening Standard has claimed Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus’ agents are already in talks with Arsenal and Tottenham over the Manchester City forwards transfer this summer. Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus may not be a regular in the club’s first-team squad next season, with agent Marcelo Pettinati saying Arsenal are interested in signing him. Arsenal’s pursuit of Gabriel Jesus, who Arsenal has linked for Manchester City, has been likewise eyed by Tottenham Hotspur. Reports from Spain now cite interest from Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in his services. Gabriel Jesus became Arsenal’s number one target once the end of the season came around, with Mikel Arteta identifying Gabriel Jesus as a perfect forward for Mikel Arteta’s strengthening.

Mikel Arteta knows Gabriel Jesus well from their time together at Manchester City. He believes that the striker would enhance the goalscoring threat for his side while also being precisely the type of character that he wants to bring to Arsenal. Gabriel Jesus is Mikel Arteta’s top priority this summer, with Arsenal already laying considerable foundations in signing Manchester City forward. Manchester City ahead is under contract until 2023, with Jesus currently earning about EUR 4m per year at the Etihad, but he will fetch about EUR 6m from Arsenal if the move happens.

Current Arsenal strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are both out of contract at the Emirates at the end of this campaign. Man City are heavily linked with signing attacking options this summer. Gunners manager Mikel Arteta wants to bolster his attacking options this summer, given former record signing Alexandre Lacazette is set to depart Arsenal soon on a free transfer. Mikel Arteta’s team, which finished fifth in the Premier League last season, are scheduled to welcome Leicester on Aug. 13, then go to the newly-promoted Bournemouth on Aug. 20.

Arsenal already has five friendlies booked, facing Nurnberg, Everton, Orlando City, Chelsea and Sevilla, before facing Crystal Palace at the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Arsenal is sure to have a driving force behind them in signing the Brazilian, with Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Tottenham keeping tabs. Meanwhile, the Brazilian outlet Globo claims that Arsenal’s transfer is still the more likely scenario this summer, with staying in the Premier League being the top priority for Gabriel Jesus.

With that in mind, has now taken a look at everything new in the transfer saga, with speculation starting to ramp up over the Arsenal move this summer. Numerous names, including Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, have been linked with Arsenal, but trusted journalists like David Ornstein have confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Manchester City.