Gabriel Jesus has completed his move from Manchester City to Arsenal, linking up with Pep Guardiola’s former assistant Mikel Arteta.
The striker has agreed to personal terms with his new club after City and Arsenal had already agreed on a 45 million pound transfer fee.
His compatriot Edu, Arsenal’s technical director, and head coach Mikel Arteta were key factors in Jesus accepting the offer to move to the Emirates Stadium.
The Brazilian was entering the final year of his contract with City and leaves the English champions after five-and-a-half seasons of a trophy-laden spell, having joined the club from Palmeiras in 2017.
The arrival of goal-scoring sensation Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez was surely going to limit the chances for Gabriel Jesus in a World Cup year, leaving the Brazilian with little choice but to seek a new club which turned out to be Arsenal.
Under Guardiola, Jesus played across the front three but struggled to be selected as a pure No 9 often being tasked with playing wide in the Spaniard’s fluid system.
Jesus scored eight times in 28 Premier League appearances for the Citizens last season.
The 25-year-old, who has 56 caps for Brazil, will be Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Marquinhos, Matt Turner, and Fábio Vieira as Arteta looks to get the Gunners back on track playing Champions League football.