February 3, 2023


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Arsenal confirm £45m signing of Gabriel Jesus on a five-year deal from Manchester City

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners have been keen to bolster their attacking options in the summer transfer window following the decision to allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join Catalan giants Barcelona back in January. Fellow frontman Alexandre Lacazette has also left for former club Lyon, leaving Eddie Nketiah as the only recognised centre-forward in the senior setup.

Now, the north Londoners have officially unveiled the Brazilian international as their fourth signing of the summer – following deals for Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner.

“Gabriel will wear the number 9 shirt and will join up with the Gunners squad for pre-season training soon,” Arsenal said in a statement.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a solid 2021/22 campaign with City, netting 13 goals and providing a further 12 assists across all competitions, helping Pep Guardiola’s side win their fourth Premier League title in just five years.

In total, the former Palmeiras frontman scored 95 goals for the Citizens, pitching in with 46 assists across just 14,267 minutes – working out at a direct goal contribution every 101 minutes.

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