Arsenal has completed the long-term signing of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus from Premier League champions Manchester City.
The fee for the 25-year-old is reportedly £45 million, and he will move to the Emirates after passing a medical and agreeing on personal terms. Jesus will take over the No. 9 shirt from Alexandre Lacazette, who left on a free transfer to Ligue 1 side, Olympique Lyon.
Gabriel Jesus, becomes the club’s fourth signing of the summer, joining Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner, and Marquinhos.
He leaves City after five-and-a-half years where he made 236 appearances and scored 95 goals for them, winning four Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup.
“It’s been a pleasure to play for Manchester City,” Jesus said.
“I feel like I am a better player now than when I arrived – and to win 11 trophies has been amazing. My four Premier League titles are particularly special for me.
“I want to thank everyone at City – the manager, my teammates and the fans – for all the support they have given me over the past five-and-a-half years.”
Jesus joins a club looking to increase their goalscoring threat after finishing fifth in last season’s Premier League and missing out on Champions League qualification.