Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Arsenal confirm signing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

Arsenal has completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus on a long-term contract from Premier League rivals Manchester City.

The Brazilian striker has had an impressive run at Manchester City scoring 95 goals from 236 appearances during his five year spell at the Premier League giants.

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The four time Premier League winner, FA Cup and three time League Cup winner has also had an impressive record for his national time netting 19 goals from 56 appearances dating back from September 2016.

Speaking after his news was Arsenal Technical Director Edu who termed the 25-year-old a player he has always admired for a very long time.

“We are delighted that we have secured the transfer of Gabriel. Everyone who knows football well, knows the qualities of Gabriel Jesus.

“Gabriel is a player who we have admired for a long time now. He is 25 years old and an established Brazil international who has consistently demonstrated that he is a player at a very high level. We look forward to seeing him join up with his new teammates ahead of the new season. We all welcome Gabriel to Arsenal.” Said Edu

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta termed Jesus as the kind of player they have looking for and has been in their radar for a long time now.

“I’m very excited. The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature. I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here.

“This is a position that’s been on our radar for a long time now and we have managed to get a player that we all wanted, so I’m really happy.” Said Arteta.

Gabriel Jesus will wear jersey number that was previously won by Alexander Lacazette who joined Lyon on free transfer.

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Alex Kiprop
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