DEAL CLOSED! ARSENAL CONFIRMS SIGNING OF MAN CITY STRIKER GABRIEL JESUS FOR $45M £
Gabriel Jesus became Arsenal’s fourth summer signing when his £45m move from Manchester City was confirmed on Monday morning, but some fans are already demanding an announcement of a fifth new arrival.
Before the Brazilian was officially unveiled, toured the Emirates Stadium, met his new team-mates in London Colney and handed the number 9 shirt recently vacated by Alexandre Lacazette, the Gunners had contracts for Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner closed.Then, in the early hours of Monday (July 4), Arsenal confirmed the signing of Gabriel Jesus, a deal that delighted not only coach Mikel Arteta but also technical director Edu: “I’m very excited,” said the Spaniard. “The club have done a great job to sign a player of this caliber.
“I know Gabriel very well personally, and we all do know him well from his time in the Premier League and are very successful here. This is a position that has been on our radar for a long time and we managed to sign a player that we all wanted so I’m very happy Gabriel.Anyone who knows football knows the qualities of Gabriel Jesus. Gabriel is a player we’ve admired for a long time.
“He is 25 years old and an established Brazil international who has shown time and time again that he is a very high quality player. We look forward to seeing him join his new teammates ahead of the new season. We all welcome Gabriel .” Arsenal.”
Despite the Gunners being one of the most active clubs in the Premier League this summer, confirmation of Gabriel Jesus’ transfer has prompted some supporters to call for another transfer in the coming weeks. In fact, many have decided what deal Arteta and Edu should strike next.
Amidst links to the likes of Youri Tielemans, Lisandro Martinez and Raphinha, a simple three-word reply to Gabriel Jesus’ announcement tweet reveals who the Arsenal supporters hoping to join the club in the near future are, like he said. Mohamme67427296: “Announce Martínez too” which @Dmatterarising and @arungooner5 agreed by saying “Announce Lisandro Martínez next!” and “Announce Lisandro” respectively.