Arsenal reportedly agree deal for Manchester City star

Well, there is some very interesting news this morning, as it has been revealed that Arsenal have had advanced talks with the Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, who is extremely keen to leave the Etihad this summer.

The Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola has revealed the details in his podcast, saying that although terms have been agreed with the 25 year-old, there is still an agreement needed with Man City.

It seems that Jesus is desperate to represent Brazil in the World Cup in Qatar, but having only played 16 times for the EPL Champions this season, he wants to be playing regularly next season so he is not overlooked for the national team.

It would appear that the striker would get even less game time if he remained in Manchester, with rumours indicating that Erling Haaland will be going to the Etihad on a mega deal, which would leave Jesus even further on the sidelines.

This rumour has grown more legs this morning, with Fabrizio Romano also confirming Arsenal’s interest, but saying therehas been no contact between the clubs so far…..

Is Gabriel Jesus a good signing for the Gunners?

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  1. Why should we help City land Haaland? Statistically worse than Lacazette while playing for the best team in the world.
    Under contract till end of next season.
    Offer 12mill fee and 60k p/w salary.
    Take it or leave it.
    Anyway probably end up at Saudi United the only club stupid enough and rich enough to pay the ridiculous 50m asking price.

    1. His stats are pretty good on FIFA22. Decent pace and finishing. I use him all the time.

        1. Ha! With dribbling 86, ball control 86, positioning 91, I think he is a pretty decent striker.

    2. “Statically worse than Lacazette”?

      According to Arseblog: From 229 appearances he has 89 goals & 45 assists.

    1. DK, you mean that we are REPORTED to be looking. Not at all the same thing as you wrote. I accuracy in statements is not your forte of course.

  2. i think Jesus is a little under appreciated at City tbh

    I think he is a pretty bug upgrade on Laca

    his hold up play is miles better than Laca as he has the agility and pace to go again and get further forward without slowing the Counter down.

    He is vastly superior to Laca technically too.

    The question is, is he what we are really looking for in a striker?

  3. I trust the club to make the right call but Jesus doesn’t seem like the answer to me. He’s a good poacher but I don’t think he’s at the level we need to keep progressing. I’m a big fan of Charles de Ketelaere at Club Bruge. 21, tall, quick, strong and a very unconventional hybrid of the no 9 and no 10 roles.

  4. Not prolific but has loads of potential and let’s not forget he’s been used as a sub mostly by Pep. I’d be very happy if we end up having him.

    People must remember we need two strikers at most and am sorry to say this I don’t rate Nkentia at all.

  5. I think he’s a really clever player, but he’s selfless – his movements off the ball are often used to make space for others – which I think often leaves him underappreciated.
    I’d definitely sign him if we can. He’s good enough to be our main striker, but could also start out wide if we wanted to go with someone with a more physical presence in certain games. The fact he’s perhaps a little underappreciated at City (although most likely not by Pep) could leave a chip on his shoulder, which would be great for us

  6. Instead of putting months of negotiations to buy another rival club reject, Jesus,who cost 50 m pounds, why can’t we put that effort to buy Darwin Nunez for 65m pounds or Erling Haaland for 68m pounds. This clearly shows that Arsenal lacks ambition. Edu must be sacked, for Arsenal to be competitive again. The top priority for Arsenal now is having a striker that score goals and a quality central midfielder

    1. He has one year remaining on his contract, surely can’t cost over £30 million. I think one of the reasons Edu is going after him is that he would cost less than other tagerts, this would save some money for another striking option.

    2. i dont think jesus would be the only attacker we buy. Nketiah and laca are both out the door. I think we’d get Jesus, along with someone else. haaland is never going to choose us, lets be realistic. Nunez is possible with UCL football.

  7. My gut instinct is that come the summer JESUS WILL BE A GOONER. I welcome that and very much feel he will be a major success.
    So many other plainly never going to happen, not in a million years false rumours, are aired on this site, , sometimes several times daily.

    On THIS report, I DO believe it is for real and am thrilled therefore.


  8. Rio Ferdinand should be advising Manchester United not Arsenal. Jesus is not the striker that arsenal needs. He knows that, because,they (mU) are trying to buy Darwin Nunez too.Edu should be negotiating to sell the fringe players, to raise funds to help buy Nunez and Nkunku .

  9. Just what we need, another striker who doesn’t score. Very overrated player and not what Arsenal need. I hope its just another spurious rumour.

    1. And there he goes and scores today 😂 Still dont see him as a 20+ goals a season for us. He isnt prolific in a better team with a better style of play. Plus we need a 6ft plus plus striker to get on to crosses.

  10. The wages of Haaland cannot be afforded by Arsenal and his overall cost including agent fees are sky high. Gabriel Jesus would be a good fit, a decent striker, can play multiple positions across the front 3, has the ability to create space and hold on defenders and importantly has got rich PL experience. I would go for him.

  11. its a fine purchase and shouldnt be expensive. I dont think the intention is to have him as our new No9. But he’d finally be a good backup for Saka, can play across the front 3. We are going to be in some European competition next season so need more players, and Jesus is more than good enough to contribute to the team. We are rebuilding our strike force this summer. it wont be ending just with Jesus.

  12. So true, if we don’t help our rivals land quality players, we give them our best players wrong move over and over

  13. I laugh at some comments insinuating G.Jesus isn’t good enough for Arsenal. On what grounds would you say he doesn’t excel given the number of games he’s started at City given the embarrassment of talents they have.

    Given his versatility, hold up ability, team work and cleverness, I would go all out for him given the rumored 30M transfer fee. His contract expires soon and City has to cut their losses to avoid losing him for nothing.

    He just scored 4 today and assisted one. I remember his winner against Chelsea with his back to goal. FYI he is highly rated back in Brazil. Do you know what that means?

    Get him signed up and bring back Gnarby who also has stalled in his negotiations with Bayern. He wants a contract that reflects his importance to the team and want to play a bit more centrally. He plays too wide in the current setup which has reduced his productivity in front of goal. He’s 26 and Jesus is 25, perfect age for strikers who are about reaching the peak of their powers.

    Both transfers should cost less than 60M. Leaving us with enough cash in the transfer kitty to address other positions like central midfield, backup RB and specialist no 9, depending on the system the gaffer prefers.

    At this point, I trust the club to buy players they have extensively scouted and are sure fit the ethos we are building at the club.

    1. I think we should get either Jesus OR Gnabry and maybe a Darwin Nunez for a nice age mix. A 25/26 year old experienced player plus a 22 year old developing player.

      As much as I love Gnabry I would personally go for Jesus due to his EPL proven experience, adaptability to Arteta’s system given the fact that Arteta is trying to emulate Pep’s team and probably lower wage demands.

      His goal return of 1 in 3 ain’t bad for a player who’s had to compete with Aguero, Sterling and KDB for goal scoring opportunities. Plus remember one Alexis Sanchez who was a bench player at Barca but came to Arsenal and ripped it up?

      Transfer business of Darwin Nunez ST (£65mil) + Gakpo LW (£35mil) + Jesus RW (£30mil) = £130mil to complement Eddie Nketiah ST + Martinelli LW + Saka RW would have our forward attacking line-up set for years (We will replace Nketiah next 2023 summer transfer window if need be or promote Balogun if he’s ready).

  14. If Gabriel Jesus is playing regularly I think he could IMO develope into an amazing good attacker. I think it would be a good move for Arsenal, depending on the price set by Man C.

  15. Nah, not what we need,
    We need a annual twenty goal marquee striker

    A do think he is a smart player though, and there is a strong chance of this one happening because of its practicality, he will be very reasonable and accessible

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