Via David Ornstein comes a report that Arsenal have agreed a fee with Man City for Gabriel Jesus.
🚨 Arsenal have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign striker Gabriel Jesus for £45m. Still some bits to sort but #AFC on course to secure 25yo, who also had interest from Chelsea & Tottenham. Arteta’s top target @TheAthleticUK #MCFC #CFC #THFC https://t.co/yeoOKuUutZ
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 24, 2022
The 25 year old has long been a target for Mikel Arteta this summer, and it appears a fee of around £45m has persuaded the Premier League champions to part with the Brazilian international.
The Gunners have been keen to add to the forward line this summer following the departures of both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Jesus has scored 95 goals and provided 46 assists in 236 appearance for City, and will be looking to build on that for the duration of his time in North London.
It’s believed the deal could be officially finalised early next week.
Gabriel Jesus,Eddie Nketiah and Folarin balogun…. should generate intense competition in hopefully our 60-70games…now sign a partey back up!
Chuffed with Jesus. But I hate to break it to you buddy, with 4 competitions, that’s not enough depth and not enough variety for my liking.
There is the kid Flores. Hope to see him in the Carrierbag at least.
Qarabag, Carabao or Bag for life? Has KT gotten into his head so?
No question. We need another. The challenge is who of some quality can you get in for a reasonable fee, assuming we don’t get too much for our outgoings.
We won’t sign another striker after Jesus.
Nketiah wouldn’t have signed a new contract to be a 3rd choice striker.
Not to forget Vieira can play as second striker.
Have you all forgotten martinelli?
Nope, but it’s clear Arteta prefers him on the left.
Eddie is a basic squad player, no more than that. Palace were the only club interested in him. Says a lot to his level of talent. Jesus could be decent as a second striker but he’s no way a “lead the line” type striker. He just doesn’t score enough. Unless we sign a proven 20-plus goals a season guy with some physical presence then I’m worried we’ll once again be short up front.
How can you possibly know how many clubs were interested in Eddie?
Did you get it from an article with some randomly selected words in all caps & “quotes”, that dedicated more column inches to telling you about how you could make a fortune working part time from home than actual transfer news?
Scored a goal every 150 mins, had a goal contribution every 100 mins over his 5 years at City.
If he plays every game and keeps scoring at that rate he‘ll end up with 23 goals in the league.
But I’m pretty sure we bought him because he‘s not even in his prime yet and will improve over the next years as well.
No doubt he is a 20+ goals striker. Easy.
He’s never been a 20 goals plus in a season striker ever.
He’s also been in a City team where goal scoring comes from everywhere. So factor that in.
Factor in the fact that he played for a city team that constantly creates chances as against an arsenal team where a large chunk of the time, the striker creates opportunities himself. I’m sure those numbers of his would significantly reduce by the time he starts playing for arsenal. Nketiah is good but isn’t any thing more than a back up. I remember not long ago, many arsenal fans couldn’t wait to see his back but because of his end of season form, there’s suddenly a newfound belief. Anyway, let’s not forget, end of season stats can be deceptive….. I’m… Read more »
He’s been second fiddle to Kun, his whole City career. Think there will be more starts in his favoured position, most likely more quantifiable output too.
Once again, Minty, you’re proudly displaying your pitiful ignorance.
Comedy Gold. 😜
Cmon gramps even you can see Eddie is no more than a no.3 striker, back-up only. Jesus is a no.2 forward and we still need a no.1 striker. Simples.
“Its time to Samba” (Had that one in the locker since the Chris Samba link)
Yeay! A 8 goal per season striker! But he is good at pressing right?hope he makes me wrong cause I love that team. https://www.skysports.com/amp/football/news/11095/12635174/gabriel-jesus-arsenal-in-talks-to-sign-manchester-city-striker
Look at his goals/ mins ratio. Everything else doesn’t tell you the whole picture.
I have watched a fair number of City games. Jesus is a very good player. Great movement in attack (crucial to the way they play), very good technically, very good pace, and a good finisher. I would rather have Mo Saleh. Also Mbappe. I wouldn’t mind a nice Caribbean island all my own too.
Come on! #WelcomeJesus
Jesus is coming.
“You said it man, nobody fucks with the Jesus”
Well, I hope the dude abides with us for some good years and rolls in some sweet strikes for us while he’s here.
Happily our Jesus looks a bit less of a sleezy lizard than his onscreen namesake.
That creep can roll man.
Now we just need a few of his disciples and we’re blessed
Brazilian disciples; Martinelli, Gabriel, Marquinhos, Raphinha.
Does that make Edu God?
That is still a tag team between Liam Brady and Denis Bergkamp – depending on what footage you’re watching.
Remembering the great Liam Brady, happy days at our true home
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I still haven’t forgive Frank for leaving us.
Nope. Tony Adams all day long!
We already got Thomas, I guess.
There’s no doubting that.
Praise to the lord, Jesus has come.
Having played under Aterta at Man City, does this move come across as a show of faith by Jesus that Aterta can coach him to produce results in the player’s favoured forward position.
It was all foretold many years ago by Baptista.
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
I see what you did there.
And I like it!!!
” You said it man, nobody fucks with the Jesus”
I’ll take it away from you and stick it up your ass and pull the finger trigger till it goes click
Fuck you predictive text
“Fuck you predictive text”
I don’t remember Jesus Quintana saying that.
We just need to sign Mohamad Salah, Victor Moss, and Harry Krishna Kane and we are lifting the Champions League!!!
That’s great, but where’s the midfielder to usurp Xhaka?
With all the ‘thumbs down’ votes it suggests you’re all happy to go into yet another season with Xhaka in midfield?
No, a lot of people think you’re a silly sausage for not enjoying a great signing that will have nothing to do with whether we sign a replacement for Granit Xhaka.
You had me at “silly sausage”
Rare an Eboue can call someone else a silly sausage…
Stop talking bollock
Go and find the right one…..
If this was an article about Tielemans signing you’d be saying where’s the striker to replace Laca, patience bud ✌️
Typical left testicle response. All feeling. The right testicle is the rational side of the scrotum.
11 out of 10 on the Laugh’o’meter there Mayor
Right testicle says settle down it’s still only the 25th of June.
That’s a pretty reasonable fee for a striker in the current market, let alone one with premier league experience!
and only 25!!
It’s a really good fee. Prem ready, Brazilian international, about to hit his prime, ready to be the main man. Great bit of business from Edu et al.
I hope you’re right but he hasn’t exactly been banging them in for the best team in the league…
There’s something psychologically exciting about signing a Brazilian striker.
Yes. Please. I’m not even religious but I welcome Jesus to Arsenal. This is it boys!
Well, time to believe in Jesus.
Gives a different meaning to the Acronym WWJD.
Hopefully the answer always is: put it in the back of the net
Nobody saw that coming! Welcome to the Arsenal, our 3rd Brazilian Gabriel.
Man City = feeder club
I would happily take Haaland next year.
Mertesacker should ask Guardiola to be the U23 coach this season.
We will be signing Haaland in season 28/29.
Now let’s buy Osimen or Tammy and Raphinia
Oshimen or Tammy is not gonna happen. Nketiah wouldn’t have signed to be 3rd choice striker.
We have been waiting for this exact type of dribbly, pacey, technical finisher.
This is great news. I’m well pleased, Jesus is going to be our number 9 for years, he is so going to want to impress from season start to get himself firmly placed for World Cup.
This could be an amazing window if Lisamdro Martinez & Tielemans deals are still on. If reports are true and we are playing hardball with Leicester and waiting to end of window to get our man.
I’m determined not to invest much into this Raphinia link, I’m so dubious that is agent pumping value up.
Edu you little ripper!!
He could be great but he could be Willian the 2nd as well. Let’s see.
Have faith mate.
No wonder you’re an ex priest.
Willian and Jesus are miles apart in age for a start!
Weight more like. William looked like he was carrying the baby Jesus.
On a side note, imagine one on one training. Jesus beating Mari repeatedly. I’ll grab me shawl.
You didn’t get enough thumbs up for that one 😂
He’s class. Should fit in nicely with the team. Didn’t realize he was still so young as well. We are making some waves!
Anyone got that horrible feeling he’ll break his leg half way through the season? I’ve just got memories of Eduardo and so many good words about us needing a finisher… seems too good to be true, we finish our squad puzzle and then get our piece gets crippled!
No! I mean wtf man? I mean…he could, just like anyone theoretically could…but no! How does your brain go there? It’s like when we got a puppy all cute and happy and my wife goes ‘you know he’s probably only going to live for 12 years’ WTF
He is a good choice. Has premier league experience. But he’s is short. We need another striker taller than 6ft. We need a better playmaker than Odegaard
I guess that means Ozil or Modric or–if Pep is really feeling generous–De Bruyne. Cause there aren’t too many who are better playmakers than Odegaard–something that will become even more apparent with runs from Gabriel Jesus creating space for himself, Saka, and Maritnelli / Smith Rowe.
3 Gabis at the Arsenal…
Gabi, Gabi, Gabi, Oi, Oi, Oi
The summer is getting hot.
Hopefully he doesn’t disappear around Easter just when we need him.
Don’t worry. There’ll be a second coming.
WHAT!?! Where did this come from…
Mary and Joseph.
Wrong again sunshine.
It was Mary and The Holy Spirit.
Was an immaculate conception
This is going to seriously strengthen our attack. If you were a central defender would you want to have to deal with Jesus, Saka, Ode, Gabi M, ESR, Vieira, dribbling through your lines and pinging the ball with quick one touches ? I think not! Gonna be fun to watch!
The vaunted 4-6 formation…
Hah! Exactly! They will never expect it.
we have two Gabi Ms
Well pedanted Merlin. I’m going with Marti as my new nickname for the winger. Will that work?
Within this same report, Sky Sports says Arsenal is going back in with an improved bit for Raphina!
I must say the Kroenkes are finally coming to the party; this now ramps up pressure on Arteta; a trophy and top 4 finish is now a minimum for next season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal has metaphors from a “French” team to a “Brazilian” one.
Last year, it was a Konga Partey, and it almost delivered top 4. This time, we’ve added some Samba; the Konga-Samba Partey should bring in the goodies.
My prediction: no more 12 points for City and Liverpool!
A trophy and top 4 minimum? Couple of signings and things go mental! Second place and lose the Europa final is sackable?
In all seriousness though I hope this one comes through, I’ve always really liked Gabriel Jesus and he does seem a great fit for us!
Last season was a sambi lokonga Thomas partey. This season it’s a sambi lokonga sambi lokonga Thomas partey?
Even two sambi lokongas wouldn’t really strengthen our cm position mate.
What finally? We have spent big in recent seasons, not counting paying off players’ contracts.
One greater than Abraham is here.
Before Abraham, he was.
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Every time his goals get announced.
holy fucking shit you deserve all the stars my friend
Good signing. But I have a feeling he won’t be the most impactful. As in I believe we have another ace in the hole coming in who will transform us.
If anyone could be arsed I’d say come back to this comment in 12 months time.
3 gabigols in the team can’t be bad though!
Well yes the other aces in the holes would be Vieira and possibly Raphinha.
I actually think Martinez will be more of an influence in our form than jesus
Third Gabriel secured, 8 left to go.
What’s Gabriel Batistuta doing these days.
Ring him up ASAP
What great news, obviously until it is announced by Arsenal will worry that something will happen, but if this does happen (every indication is it will) what a great signing.
We need some divine intervention, welcome the messiah
He’s not the messiah; he’s a very naughty boy.
good signing considering we dont have CL football. Im not convinced by Arteta but we seemed to be linked to the right type if signings so i would love to be proven wrong! exciting times for arsenal fans!
He always needed another summer window to get the squad he wants. Hes got us from 8th to 5th in one season and i think with the signings we have and the ones we are hopefully going to get we will be back in champions league places. I was a bit dubious about edu at first, he seemed a bit slimy and not have the clubs best interest at heart, but he is winning me over with the way he is handling transfers now. Cant wait for the new season, COYG!
the only argument against edu now is his penchant for getting Brazilians in.
can he do it with other nations?
that said brexit also plays a part, it’s easier to sign South American’s than it used to be.
This is sooo good!!
I don’t recognise this club, buying good quality players early in the window so they are truly part of the squad by the opening weekend. It’s different and I like it.
At £45m, I suppose we just funded City’s purchase of Kalvin Phillips from Leeds.
We’ve pretty much gone “Cheers for Jesus, have Kalvin Phillips on us”
Is kalvin that good? Can’t say I was ever that impressed by him. I take it he’s back up for Rodri?
His nowhere near a £45m player, that’s inflated by “England International” on his CV but we shouldn’t be surprised, City did spend £100m on Grealish & his probably only worth a quarter of that. Leeds did miss Kalvin when he was out injured but how much of that was down to Bielsa’s refusal to change his tactics & instead replace him with Koch or Struijk & how much of that is down to how good Kalvin actually is, is up for debate
Pep is going through his Francis Jeffers, Richard Wright phase:).. this is why we have to get saka signed up. It would break my heart if he left but the final nail in the coffin would be if he went for less than grealish fee because we got backed into a corner.
Franny Jeffers *shudders* cheers for that flashback Shano 🤣. £100m is the cost of Saka’s left leg alone!
..and that doesn’t include his sock or boot either!
Well, with Fernandinho leaving, Guardiola was left with only Rodri to play that role. And Gundogan. And, if needed, Stones, or Bernardo Silva, or Cancelo could do that job. I probably forgot someone.
Seen a lot of people saying he’ll be Rodri’s back up so you’d assume that then maybe they sell Gundogan in Jan/next summer & that’s when he starts getting more game time
Now Leeds have £45m to buy Pepe.
So we end up with the Jesus £45m fee back in our own pocket.
I’ve been saying we should offer Pepe as part of the Raphinha deal & only partly in jest
Was Chelsea and the other s**t team really interested with their current striker choices??
I believe you are referring to the cock precariously balanced on a volleyball? And they wonder why they fall flat on their faces with such regularity
Apparently as soon as Patrici rang his agent & asked if he wanted to play second fiddle to somebody that slips over his own saliva, they laughed in his face. It’s also Spurs being Spurs “Oh who do Arsenal want? Jesus? Raphinha? Spence? Declare an interest in them all”
Never a truer observation it’s actually really lame, how they always suddenly chase whoever were linked with.
Small club syndrome…
Just look at Emerson, Aurier & they even signed a Gilberto cause we had one! Levy is currently trying to lowball Boro over Spence, he probably is worth about Spurs’ value rather then the £20m Boro want but keep using our name to get your price Boro, especially off that lot & when we dropped our interest the moment we found out he’d fail Mikel’s “No dickheads” policy
And, even more pathetically, how the media gladly and eagerly spout any old bollocks that favours Spurs and looks to bring us down.
I believe the name for the collective is A Bunch Of Cunts.
I saw a piece calling them “CONTEnders” yesterday. Contenders for what? Free agents in their mid 30’s they can offer £150k a week too because nobody else was interested?
Panto season never ends with Spurs and the football media around.
The gift that keeps on giving.
We are going to smash the shit out of them this season and I cannot wait. 😊👍🍺🍺
Or it could be click-bait journo, my skeptical side speaks.
“Slips over his own saliva…”
So much ECL qualification 😂
I’m joking, I’m joking….
The Angel Gabriel
They’re shooty and they’re scorey,
Can dribble round your goalie,
They’re all together deadly,
The Gabi Family
Can already hear Alan Davies singing this repeatedly on the Tuesday club
Looking forward to what might happen with the Emirates’ water supply.
He walks on water and changes water into wine
Hopefully he can turn the never ending amount of Cedric crosses into goals as well, I mean he does love a cross after all
To be fair, I’m not sure Jesus “loved” his time on the cross. It seems like it may have been a quite unpleasant experience.
When you also factor in that he was also (reportedly) taking punishment for the entire sins of mankind before, since and to come – plus (actually) being just another nuisance that the Romans wanted out of the way ASAP – you’ve got to admit that for a 33 year old guy with his whole life in front of him, that was the ultimate in ‘taking one for the team’ – whether you believe it to be true or not.
Hold my hands up, could’ve worded my reply better. Apologies to anybody I’ve offended
I’m waiting to see how he feeds 60,001 with something to feast the eyes on…
He knows where the net is, don’t worry about that. Pressed down, and running over, you’ll see.
I see a lot of wine tasters supporting Arsenal next season.
Five foot nine / he’s divine / changes water into wine.
Salvation is come. All hail Jesus 🙏
The most underwhelming transfer in my fairly long time as gooner but I trust the process so I hope it works out.
Don’t ask me why, let’s just cherr on the lad
Mate, make some coffee, smell it and then watch this: https://youtu.be/oFNhc-9ukOY If you call that kind of finishing ‘underwhelming’ then you really don’t get it. I can think of literally three figure signings considerably more underwhelming than this one, that Arsenal have made in the past fifty one years of my supporting them. Laca for starters…Willian for another… Mustafi for another….Cedric for another…..Tavares for another……the list goes on and on and on. As you say, let’s cheer the lad on, make him feel welcome and get behind him. He really could be the difference between top four and thinking about… Read more »
Really? Out of the likes of Silvestre, Liechsteiner, Dennis Suarez, Lucas Perez, Park Chu Young etc etc, then the current Brazilian first choice number 9 is the most underwhelming signing of your time as a gooner?! Bloody hell. When you say your “fairly long time as a gooner”, have you been supporting them for the last 48 hours? Are you genuinely more excited by our new number 2 goalkeeper than by Gabriel Jesus? Nothing against Matt Turner there, of course.
Honestly, some people are hard to please.
Top post, well said.
Look I am not doubting his pedigree nor am I saying he’s not good enough for us. I understand the excitement about this signing but this is a personal disappointment. I was hoping for someone bigger as a new signing in that position and even Messi would have underwhelmed me as our new 9. Well that’s just a personal disappointment like how Blogs hated it when we had a short goalkeeper in Ospina. No matter how many saves he made Blogs here couldn’t get over the fact he had no neck 🤣 Oh and on that list of trash sightings,… Read more »