According to journalist David Ornstein, the technical director of the “canons” Edu Gaspar has been negotiating with the agents of the 25-year-old Brazilian potential move to the Amreyts for several months.
And despite the fact that Arsenal have yet to make direct contact with Manchester City, it is believed that Gabriel Jesus is open to the prospect of joining Mikel Arteta’s squad, particularly on the back of the impending transfer of Erling Haaland to the citizens club.
The Arsenal head coach is particularly interested in the Brazilian forward, who considers Jesus to be the type of forward he needs.
Interestingly, after the match against Watford, in which Jesus scored a brace, the Brazilian did not say that he would definitely stay at the City after this season.
“Now is not the time to think about that. You expect me to say that I will stay, but I tell the truth. This is the best moment of the season. I want to be happy to stay focused on my team,” journalist Fabrizio Romano quoted Jesus as saying.
During the current season Gabriel Jesus played 35 matches for Manchester City in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and providing 12 assists.
It should be noted that the contracts of two Arsenal centre-forwards will expire at the end of the current campaign: Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.