Arsenal and Manchester City have reached an agreement for Gabriel Jesus to transfer to the north London club for £45 million.
The arrangement still needs to be finalized, including the medical and personal parameters, but it is believed that the payment will be £45 million.
Raphinha, a forward for Leeds United, is also anticipated to receive an improved offer from Arsenal.
The acquisition of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez increased competition for positions, and the Manchester City star appeared destined to leave the Etihad this summer.
Mikel Arteta is familiar with Jesus from their time together, and Arsenal is looking to increase their potency at the Emirates.
To be in the best possible position to sign Jesus from the Premier League champions this summer, the north London club worked closely with Jesus’ agent, Marcello Pettinati, for nearly six months.
The sole obstacle to Jesus’ move to the Emirates thus far has been the disparity in the value of the two clubs, which Jesus first expressed his intention to move to at the beginning of June.
Chelsea and Tottenham were also interested, but the Gunners prevailed with a £45 million deal.
The Brazilian is getting closer to moving to north London, but the finer arrangements still need to be worked out.
Jesus will depart Manchester five years after being acquired for £27 million, resulting in a substantial profit for the Premier League champions.
The forward has continued to score significant goals, including the game-winning goal at Stamford Bridge last season, but under Pep Guardiola, securing a regular position has proven difficult.
Mikel Arteta, who was Pep Guardiola’s assistant and frequently gave one-on-one coaching and counsel, is someone who Jesus wishes to work with again.
Jesus is drawn to Arsenal because of their persistence, the fact that they are in desperate need of an attacker who fits his mold, and the chance to take on more responsibility.
Sergio Aguero has always been his primary rival, and now that Haaland has joined the team, chances for him could once again be few.
However, Jesus would undoubtedly take center stage if he transferred to Arsenal.
After his contract expired, Alexandre Lacazette left the Gunners for no reason, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left the team in January.
Despite Eddie Nketiah’s signing a new contract, it still leaves Arteta’s team with a weak attack.
Recently, Nketiah emphasized the need for greater quality and competitiveness for positions as the team looks to advance.
Every team needs a squad to compete, Nketiah stated in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
The club is constantly seeking ways to get stronger. My contract has been extended, and they did so for good reason.
You enjoy the challenge no matter who enters. After making them feel welcome, you engage in combat and competition.
Jesus might make his Premier League debut for Arsenal against Crystal Palace to open the campaign.
After a close call in the previous season, the Gunners are aiming to get back into the top four.
This week, Arsenal also completed the acquisition of highly regarded Portuguese player Fabio Vieira.
The midfielder left Porto for slightly over £30 million after putting up great numbers in the Primeira Liga, contributing to 20 goals.
“I am very delighted that we have recognized and signed such a remarkable talent.” Arteta said of the signing.
“Fabio is a very imaginative player who will enhance our offensive performance with his high caliber and adaptability.
We warmly welcome Fabio and his family to our club and are eager to get to work with him in the upcoming season.”