Arsenal Football Club has confirmed the signing of Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City on a long-term contract
The 25-year-old forward joins the club having established himself as one of the leading strikers in the Premier League in recent seasons.
During his five seasons in Manchester City, he scored 95 goals in 236 appearances in all competitions and has won the Premier League title four times, the FA Cup, and the League Cup three times.
He is also a regular player in the Brazil national team, making 56 appearances and scoring 19 times since making his full international debut for his country in September 2016.
He was a member of the squad which won the Copa America in 2019. During his international career Gabriel has also notably won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and featured at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“We are delighted that we have secured the transfer of Gabriel. Everyone who knows football well, knows the qualities of Gabriel Jesus. said Edu the Technical Director of the club.
“Gabriel is a player who we have admired for a long time now. He is 25 years old and an established Brazil international who has consistently demonstrated that he is a player at a very high level. We look forward to seeing him join up with his new teammates ahead of the new season. We all welcome Gabriel to Arsenal.”
Mikel Arteta added: “I’m very excited. The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature. I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here.
“This is a position that’s been on our radar for a long time now and we have managed to get a player that we all wanted, so I’m really happy.”
Gabriel will wear the number 9 shirt and will join up with the Gunners squad for pre-season training soon.
This is the fourth signing of the summer for Mikel Arteta, following the arrivals of midfielder Fabio Vieira, goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian striker Marquinhos.