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Arsenal signs forward Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal signed Manchester Metropolis ahead Gabriel Jesus on a long-term contract on Monday.

The Brazil worldwide makes the transfer in a reported £45 million ($54 million) deal. He scored 95 objectives in 236 video games over almost six seasons at Metropolis and gained the Premier League 4 instances, League Cup 3 times and the FA Cup.

Jesus, 25, reunites with Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta, who was Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Metropolis earlier than taking on the Gunners.

“We spoke a few instances in regards to the membership, the gamers, the venture and the long run,” he instructed arsenal.com.

“I imagine 100% in Mikel. I had an excellent time with him earlier than, he’s an excellent man and an excellent coach as properly.

“He helped me rather a lot. We’d all the time stick collectively after the coaching classes and do some ending or one thing.

“He’s a really clever man and was a tremendous participant, so if he is aware of one thing he can train me or the younger participant.

Arsenal wanted reinforcement up entrance after the departure of Alexandre Lacazette, whose contract expired, and Arteta knew the person he needed to return in.

“I’m very excited. The membership has achieved an incredible job to recruit a participant of this stature,” he stated.

“I do know Gabriel personally very properly, and everyone knows him properly from his time within the Premier League and being actually profitable right here.

“It is a place that’s been on our radar for a very long time now and we’ve got managed to get a participant that all of us needed, so I’m actually completely satisfied.”

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