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Gabriel Jesus Arrival Sends Arsenal Fans to Cloud #9

Gabriel Jesus with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Gabriel Jesus has completed his move to Arsenal from Manchester City, which has sent Arsenal fans to euphoria. It is believed that the transfer cost 45m and the Brazilian forward has agreed a deal till 2027 with the Gunners.

Following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal fans needed a center forward that would lead the line for the forthcoming Premier League campaign, and Gabriel Jesus is certainly that man. Close to a century of goals in his previous club, he’s a Premier League ready player that will require little or adaptation and would hit the ground running. 

Arsenal gaffer, Mikel Arteta, couldn’t hide his delight following the acquisition of Gabriel Jesus,

“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.”

Arsenal’s team is taking shape and getting an established forward like Gabriel Jesus will galvanize the squad. He comes in with a good international and Premier League pedigree, so he will be expected to come up with the goods when required. The player wanted to come to Arsenal and spoke about his relationship with the current head coach, which makes things easier for everyone involved.

With excellent attacking talent like Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli in the side, Gabriel Jesus will have the ammunition he needs to bang in the goals for the club. We can only hope he gets them regularly now that he will be the alpha male in Arsenal’s attack.

Gabriel Jesus also has a relationship with some of the Brazilians in the squad – notably, Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli. It will be interesting to see the reactions on the pitch when Arteta screams ‘Gabriel!!!’ from the touchline.

We are looking forward to the goals, assists and attacking play Gabriel Jesus has to offer, and we hope to get a first glimpse of him in the friendly match against Nuremberg this week.

Welcome to Arsenal – Gabriel Jesus.

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Gabriel Jesus: The Forward Way, Truth and Arsenal Life

Gabriel Jesus, Man City, UCL 2021-22

Gabriel Jesus celebrating a goal

Gabriel Jesus has been heavily linked with Arsenal all summer long and Arsenal fans remained hopeful that the deal for the Brazilian forward would be sealed on time as he had garnered interest from other clubs like Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea. Despite scoring close to a century of goals (95) in Manchester City, winning four Premier League titles, one FA Cup, three Carabao Cups and two FA Community Shields, Gabriel Jesus looked closer to the exit door following the imminent arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez this summer.

Even with the interest from other clubs, Gabriel Jesus made it clear that he wanted to work under his former assistant manager, Mikel Arteta, and with Edu showcasing his fledgling Brazilian connections, it was a matter of time for Arsenal fans to get wind of the news they had hoped for all summer. Arsenal has agreed personal terms with Gabriel Jesus and reached a fee with Manchester City to sign the forward on a permanent basis. It is believed that Gabriel Jesus will cost around £45 million, and even though he has only one year left on his contract, it still remains a fantastic piece of business.

At 25, Gabriel Jesus will be the spearhead of an exciting Arsenal attack that has the likes of Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Emile Smith Rowe and the new recruit from FC Porto, Fabio Vieira. The Brazilian striker will be backed up by Eddie Nketiah, that recently signed a new deal to extend his stay in the club.

Gabriel Jesus also comes in with a lot of Premier League and international experience, as well as the versatility that Mikel Arteta craves from his players. In his time at Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus could fit anywhere across the forward line, and was used to great effect by Pep Guardiola. He has scored 19 goals in 56 caps for the Selecao, winning the 2019 Copa America.

Gabriel Jesus also arrives at the time the club let go of attacking talents like former captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the recently departed Alexandre Lacazette, that scored 163 goals in their combined stay in North London. He would know that the fans expect him to hit the ground running almost immediately, and I’m confident that he would get the ammunition he needs from our attacking midfield talent to score the goals that would propel his Arsenal career to the trajectory expected from him. 

Arsenal fans would be patiently waiting for the announcement on the official site, but this will be one of the most decisive signings in Arteta’s tenure at the club – the forward way, truth and Arsenal life.

Sayonara.

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Man City Agree ‘Thirty Pieces of Silver’ for Gabriel Jesus

Brazil 1-0 Japan: Neymar's 74th minute penalty gives visitors win in  international friendly | Daily Mail Online

Teammates for club and country?

Gabriel Jesus is currently on international duty with Brazil, as they toured the Far East with friendly fixtures against South Korea and Japan in the past days.

The Manchester City forward came off the bench on the 78th minute to put the icing on a well-baked cake as Brazil smashed South Korea 5-1 in Seoul. Everton maverick, Richarlison, opened the scoring for the visitors but they were pegged back by their hosts with an equalizer from Ui-Jo Hwang. However, two Neymar penalties and a Phillippe Coutinho settled the contest before Gabriel Jesus scored the final goal of the night, taking his national tally to 19 goals in 56 apps. The second friendly against Japan which took place two days ago, with Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli coming on as substitutes in the 63rd minute for Vinicius Junior and Raphinha. Neymar scored what proved to be the match winner from 12 yards via a spot kick.

Brazil had a match scheduled against their fierce rivals, Argentina, to be played in the MCG Arena in Melbourne, Australia, but the game has been cancelled. This will be the last international fixture the Selecao will play before locking horns with Serbia in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which ultimately means that Gabriel Jesus and his representatives will need to sort out his future ahead of the start of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

With the imminent arrival of superstar forward, Erling Braut Haaland, as well as the return of Julian Alvarez following a successful loan spell at River Plate that saw him score 15 goals in 19 games for the Argentine outfit, the chances of Gabriel Jesus featuring consistently for the Cityzens next season are slim to none. Even when the club didn’t have a recognized forward in their lineup last season after the failed pursuit for Harry Kane, Gabriel Jesus was on the periphery and managed a handful of appearances.

With the forward having only one year left on his contract, Man City is looking to sell the forward to the highest bidder and have placed a price tag of €50m on the forward. (according to Marca). That’s the modern day value for thirty pieces of silver. While Arsenal has identified Gabriel Jesus as a prime target to replace Alexandre Lacazette this summer, emerging reports have been published that the striker has been offered to Real Madrid, which could potentially put a dent in Arsenal’s hopes of securing the forward if the Spanish juggernaut are genuinely interested in his services. 

With Karim Benzema’s imperial form, Gabriel Jesus will have to make do with a place on the bench at Santiago Bernabeu, but age is on his side, and he’d probably be the heir apparent to the attacking throne at Madrid, as well as providing adequate attacking backup when required. At Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus will be the alpha male in attack, with the likes of Eddie Nketiah and Flo Balogun providing backup options. It is believed that Arsenal hopes to negotiate the price Man City has placed on the striker, and we will monitor the progress in the coming days.

Sayonara

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