August 18, 2022

Arsenal have started talks with Man City forward Gabriel Jesus, according to Football Insider.

The Gunners have made contact with the Premier League’s reigning champions as part of their attempts to complete a deal before the start of the summer transfer window.

After making some progress during the early rounds of talks, an Arsenal source told Football Insider that the club is growing more optimistic about reaching a deal with Jesus, who is 25 years old.

According to reports, the City striker has informed friends that he is eager to reunite with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and that he wants to be the club’s top scorer.

Arsenal is trying to sign a young, established, and physically imposing center striker under the age of 25 due to the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.

The Londoners have set aside more than £45 million in anticipation of the next transfer season to provide Arteta with the striker he desires.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford have both been suggested as possible transfer targets for Arsenal.

They have been discouraged from making a deal because of Calvert-injury Lewin’s difficulties, and convincing United to part with homegrown phenom Rashford would be difficult.

In contrast, considering that Jesus is about to enter the last year of his contract, City may have no option but to sell him this summer.

The Brazilian striker is a crucial component of Pep Guardiola’s squad, but the club just signed Erling Haaland, who will have a huge influence on the forward’s playing time in the next season.

He has played in several attacking positions for City this season, including his favored spot in the center of the attack.

Even though he has appeared in 41 games in all competitions and has 13 goals and 12 assists, he is not guaranteed to start every game.

Since joining City in January 2017, Jesus has scored 95 goals in 236 appearances for the club.

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