Gabriel Jesus arrives at Arsenal to undergo medical ahead of transfer

Gabriel Jesus ‘COMPLETES his Arsenal medical’ with the Gunners now poised to announce the £45m signing of the Brazilian forward from Manchester City on a five-year deal

  • Gabriel Jesus has arrived at Arsenal as he gets set to undergo a medical 
  • The Gunners are looking to complete the signing of Jesus for £45million 
  • Jesus is looking for regular first-team football after six seasons at Man City
  • He would be Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window so far 

Gabriel Jesus has reportedly completed his medical as he gets set to complete his a £45million move to Arsenal from Manchester City.

The 25-year-old was seen getting out of a car and hugging the club’s technical director and Brazilian compatriot Edu, as he arrived in north London on Tuesday morning.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Jesus successfully completed his medical and an official statement is ‘pending’ to confirm his move to the Emirates. 

Gabriel Jesus has arrived at Arsenal for his medical as he gets set to depart Manchester City

The move would see him reunite with former Man City assistant manager Mikel Arteta

He is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Arsenal, as he looks to get regular starting time after failing to hold down a starting spot under Pep Guardiola.

Jesus would be Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer, following Brazilian teenager Marquinhos, Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira and goalkeeper Matt Turner.

City stand to make a tidy profit on a player they paid around £27million for in 2017.

Jesus played an important role last season following the champions fruitless pursuit of Harry Kane but his chances will be limited following the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. 

Jesus is keen to get regular first-team football after failing to hold down a regular starting spot

Despite scoring some key goals, consistency has been an issue throughout his five years at the Etihad Stadium. 

Jesus’s contract expires next summer when he could have left on a free transfer and City continue to monitor their finances closely with others set to follow the striker out of the door as Pep Guardiola tweaks his side. 

Jesus scored 95 goals in 236 appearances for Man City after arriving at the club for £27m in January 2017.

The signing would be a huge boost for Arteta’s side as they look to mount a top-four push

The deal is set to end Arsenal’s search for a striker following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, who is returning to Lyon. Arsenal elected not to buy a striker in the January transfer window despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining Barcelona.

He will compete for a starting berth alongside academy striker Eddie Nketiah.

The Brazilian previously worked with Arteta, when the Spaniard was assistant to Guardiola at the reigning Premier League champions.

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