Arsenal complete signing of Jesus from Man City

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, the club have announced.

ESPN reported earlier in June that Arsenal were confident of landing the Brazil international amid rival interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

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Sources have also added that Arsenal will pay £45m plus an additional £10m in add-ons to sign the striker who will wear his No.9 shirt.

“It was a pleasure to play for Manchester City,” said Jesus. “I feel like a better player now than when I arrived – and winning 11 trophies has been amazing.

“My four Premier League titles are particularly special to me. I want to thank everyone at City – the manager, my team-mates and the fans – for all the support they have given me over the past five years and half.”

Gabriel Jesus was a serial Premier League title winner with Manchester City. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

“I’m very excited,” added Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. “The club have done a tremendous job of signing a player of this stature. I know Gabriel very well personally, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and his success here.

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

Arsenal, who have already signed midfielder Fabio Vieira and United States goalkeeper Matt Turner, are looking to strengthen after missing out on Champions League football.

Mikel Arteta’s side needed a striker after Alexandre Lacazette returned to Lyon on a free transfer this summer while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Barcelona in January.

Jesus, who had just a year left on his contract at City, contributed 13 goals and 12 assists in all competitions for the Premier League champions last season and can play in all attacking positions.

In total, he scored 95 goals in 236 games for City.

Source: espn.co.uk

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