Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus makes decision over Arsenal transfer as Tottenham attempt to hijack deal
Posted by  badge Boss on 3 weeks ago
Both Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Gabriel Jesus (Picture: Getty)

Gabriel Jesus is ready to swap for this summer despite the lack of at the Emirates.

The say Brazilian striker Jesus is keen to move to Arsenal and reunite with former Man City assistant manager Mikel Arteta.

Jesus has proven a reliable performer since his move to the Etihad in 2016, scoring 95 goals in 236 appearances. He contributed 13 goals and 12 assists in 41 games last season, although many of his appearances were as a substitute.

During his time at Manchester City, Jesus has won the four Premier League titles, three EFL Cups and one FA Cup.

Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in Jesus as .

The Frenchman has and his departure will free up the funds needed to sign Jesus.

but reports say the 25-year-old is keen to work under Arteta and ready to sacrifice at least one season of Champions League football.

Mikel Arteta is keen to bring the Manchester City striker to north London (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal looked on course to finish in the top four for much of the 2021-22 season but , two points behind Spurs.

Jesus scored in Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea on Thursday and said: ‘I’m looking to see what’s best for me and above all, for my career. From Tuesday, we’ll see what is the best.’

It appears that Jesus has become more inclined to leave Manchester City after seeing .

While his game-time could have suffered even more next season, Jesus will be given a prominent role at Arsenal given the departures of Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Barcelona in January.

Earlier this week, former Liverpool and England star John Barnes .

He told : ‘Gabriel Jesus could suit either Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal. Both have good managers and are good clubs.

‘From a club perspective, Arsenal are more in need of a centre forward than Spurs when you look at the fact that they still have Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

‘But this is modern football; in the old days if a club wanted you, you’d move there, there wasn’t an auction like it is today with other clubs. A player went to the club that came in for them, without a deal being highjacked.

‘From Jesus’s point of view, he also has to ask himself with Kane and Son if he’d be playing regularly in the same position, which he won’t. Arsenal need Jesus more and he’ll be better suited there.’

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