Arsenal agree on a fee with Manchester City for Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus-Manchester City

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus, according to reports.

Football website 90min reports that the Brazilian forward has agreed to join the Gunners this summer after growing frustrated at the Etihad for lack of game time.

According to the report, the deal between the two clubs for the striker was completed late on Friday evening, with the value of the transfer set at around £45m. 

Although a few details in the deal are yet to be ironed out, the 25-year-old will travel to London for a medical as his representatives sort out personal terms.

The deal will reportedly make Jesus Arsenal’s highest-paid player, as he will earn more than £250,000 a week.

Jesus had told City he wanted to leave this summer early this month, and the only hindrance to the deal has been the distance between the valuations of both Premier League clubs.

Pep Guardiola’s side had hoped they could convince Jesus to stay, and their contract offer was not far away from what he will collect at the Emirates Stadium.

Despite interest from Chelsea, the striker Jesus prioritised joining Arsenal because he wants to reunite with Mikel Arteta. The latter used to regularly offer individual coaching and advice to players, including Jesus, when he was assisting Pep Guardiola.

“Gabriel Jesus is a player who has a lot of talent and a lot of potentials, but he needs to have more playing time in order to gain confidence,” former Brazil international Ze Roberto tells Sky Sports.

“The mentality Pep Guardiola has is to rotate his whole team and give opportunities to every player, but I believe the best version of Gabriel Jesus is when he is motivated and playing consistently.

“When a player like Gabriel is in the team, then out of it, it is very difficult for him to have stability and find confidence. I think it is always going to be difficult for that to change at Manchester City.”