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Arsenal confident of signing £50m-rated Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

Arsenal have scheduled a new round of talks with Gabriel Jesus and are confident they can strike a deal with Manchester City and match the player's wage demands – according to reports on Wednesday afternoon.

 

With more and more reports coming out regarding the future of the Brazil international, today it was Matt Law of The Telegraph's turn to provide his information on the matter.


In his report, he mentions that Jesus is Arsenal's number one target to replace the outgoing Alexandre Lacazette, and although are positive about landing the 25 year old, face competition from arch rivals Tottenham, with Real Madrid also on the lookout.


Law also went on to say that City have valued Jesus at around £50million, with Arsenal believing they have shown the strongest interest in forward and prepared to once again show their determination during the new round of talks.


With the incomings of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez this summer, there appears to be no room for the Brazilian. Matt Law states that Arsenal are willing to guarantee Jesus consistent game time, which is something the player is likely looking for after only starting 28 games for City this season.

The lack of game time has also resulted in a drop in prominence within the Brazil national side, which will be a huge concern for Jesus, with the World Cup in Qatar only a few months away.


One disadvantage for the Gunners, which may prove to be key for pursuing the signature of Jesus, is their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. Despite that, however, Law mentions that Mikel Arteta and Arsenal technical director, Edu, are both desperate to sign the £50million rated forward from City. Arteta, who was the assistant manager at City not so long ago, knows Jesus well and both him and Edu, thought to be the key man to the negotiations, admire the player quite highly.


With Eddie Nketiah signing a new deal, Arsenal have made Jesus their top priority despite initially targeting two new forwards. Jesus is keeping his options open, which is said to be concerning Arsenal, but regardless of this, they are confident of landing the player this summer.

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Written by: @MCFCNavii


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