After joining the club in a high-profile transfer this summer, Gabriel Jesus has scored three goals in his first two Arsenal games and wants to remain there for the long term.
Gabriel Jesus, who recently signed a £45 million deal from Manchester City to Arsenal, has stated that he wants to stay at the club for the next five years.
Last season, Arsenal’s strikers had trouble scoring, and as a result, the team was unable to qualify for the Champions League.
Hence prior to the summer transfer window, Mikel Arteta’s #1 goal was the Brazilian goal scorer.
The 25-year-old was signed by the Gunners earlier this month on a long-term contract that runs through 2027 after spending half a decade at the Etihad Stadium, where he garnered numerous prestigious awards.
In 236 games with City, Jesus scored 95 goals and won the Premier League four times.
Now that the Gunners are trying to improve on their fifth-place result from the previous season and fight for trophies once more, Jesus will be seeking to bring success to his new team.
By scoring three goals in his first two games, he has had an impressive preseason so far with the club.
According to Arteta, Jesus can score the goals needed to end the club’s six-year exile from the top European competitions.
The 25-year-old attacker, who struggled to find minutes at Manchester City, has moved on to Arsenal in search of a new beginning.
Before scoring the opening goal in a convincing victory over Everton last Sunday, the Brazilian scored twice off the bench in a 5-3 victory against Nurnberg on July 8.
Before going on to say how long he plans to stay, Jesus gave the Gunners’ manager, Mikel Arteta, and technical director, Edu, credit for his decision to join the team.
Gabriel Jesus told TNT Sports, “Well, I believe it’s not a re-adaptation because I’m still in the same league and national atmosphere, so that helps a lot.
And when there are lots of young people around, everyone interacts, laughs, and enjoys themselves.
There are people from the staff that I also worked with; Brazilians, Mikel, and Edu, among others.
Therefore, not only is this portion crucial, but the way the players welcomed me here also mattered greatly.
I’m glad to be here for the beginning of the preseason. And in my opinion, it still represents nothing of what is to come.”
He added: “Well, as I’ve already mentioned, I’ve always enjoyed projects in my life.
I enjoy acting in ways that consider both the present and the future. I came here for five seasons, not just one or two. So that’s what I’m thinking.
That is why I decided to join Arsenal, a highly prestigious English club with a glorious past but one that is, sadly, rather dormant today.”
In their upcoming preseason game against Orlando City on Thursday morning, Jesus will look to build on his impressive start to life in an Arsenal jersey.
As Arteta intends to return Arsenal to the Champions League for the first time since 2016, the club has already made significant purchases.
Oleksandr Zinchenko, a former teammate of Jesus’ from City, is supposedly the subject of a deal.
Prior to a £32 million transfer, the versatile Ukraine star will undergo a medical.