Summer signing claimed to have preferred Chelsea over Arsenal

Gabriel Jesus is claimed to have wanted to join Chelsea from Manchester City this summer, but a disagreement between the club and manager allowed Arsenal’s bid to win the race for his signature.

The striker has been in top form since joining the club, notching seven goals in only five pre-season outings, and he continued that into the new tern with three goals and three assists in his opening six league outings.

It was reported early that Jesus had been identified as our primary target as we looked to fill the hole left by Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s departures up front, and it seemed as though we quickly fought off our rivals to land our target, but now that may not have been the case entirely.

The Athletic (via the Express) now claims that the former City star had actually been keen on a switch to Stamford Bridge instead, only for Tuchel to initially be against adding a number nine, and with the club later refusing to sign off on the deal once the German boss had come around to his signature.

Whatever happened at Chelsea for them to fail to make a proper move for our new star is quite laughable, much like the Todd Boehly ownership thus far, but I thank whoever was at fault for failing to properly fight us here, as Jesus appears to be perfect for what we are building in north London.

Patrick

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14 Comments

    1. Nonsense, Chelsea tried to hijack late on and failed. This is Boehly trying to pr his way out the fact they signed Auba then sacked the manager they bought him for.

  1. Well done giving our rivals another song to sing, ffs why would an Arsenal fan site post a story like this? Oh yes, of course, I forgot……..🫴

    1. @GB
      Our rivals make up the songs on their own. Just as we do.
      Learn how to deal with the truth. Denial is not a river in Africa, son…IJS

      1. @NYG
        If you were of an age to be able to call me ‘son’ then maybe, just maybe I could respect your comment but as you are so obviously not, just go jump in the HudSON which you might be aware is a river in New York….IJS ✌️

  2. It goes to show where Arsenal stands now. Not the first choice of top tallents. And thanks to you mr. poster for letting the know GJ first choice was Chelsea.

    1. Chelsea were well documented failling to hijack the deal. Jesus’s own people said as much. This a poor attempt by Boehly to distract from his own mistakes.

  3. Just read between the lines on the article. Lukaku was always leaving why wouldn’t Tuchel want a 9 and why wouldn’t the club sign off on one? They bought Auba. Total desperation from Boehly leaking this nonsense and will win him no friends.

  4. Someone please help me here as this one dosen’t make much sense.

    Judging by the lad body language he seems delighted from day one joining us, the deal it self seems like one of the easiest signings we ever made.

  5. I thought I heard some where, that said Tuchel really wanted Jesus but Jesus chose us and told Chelsea mgt that he had already agreed with Arsenal.
    So I don’t understand where this story come from. If Tuchel didn’t need number nine, why did they bid for him and tried to hijack the deal from us and when they failed, they went for Aubameyang……
    Jesus was even happy when he joined us…..

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