Friday, December 9, 2022

Confirmed: Arsenal sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

Arsenal have completed a £45 million deal to sign Brazil international Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

The 25-year-old striker arrives at Emirates Stadium after a very fruitful four and a half year spell under Pep Guardiola.

Signed from Palmeiras for £27 million (plus add-ons) in January 2017, Jesus scored 95 goals and made 46 assists in 236 appearances for City. Along the way, he won four Premier League titles, three EFL Cups, an FA Cup and two Community Shields.

While he never quite lived up to his billing as Sergio Aguero’s heir, Jesus proved a reliable, hard-working and popular squad player at the Etihad.

Out of contract next year, he moves to Arsenal in the hope of getting more game time ahead of the World Cup, something that couldn’t be guaranteed at City after the Blues signed two new strikers in Erling Haaland and Julián Álvarez.

To date, Jesus has been capped 56 times by his country scoring 19 goals.

Jesus, who will wear the recently vacated number 9 shirt, is Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer after the arrival of Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner.

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BobTheGunner

Welcome Jesus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please save Arsenal.

C.B.

Hope so, we don’t want to see Jesus fail and get crucified by the fans.

Duno

I’m excited. My bet is he won’t fail but will be crucified by some regardless.

Rich

Even if some fans crucify him, I’m confident he’ll rise again

it’s what he does….

Merlin’s Panini

Just watch out for those water bottles. Can’t have the team running around pissed.

Winston Guess

This feels like a reddit thread <3

K-Gooner

Welcome onboard! I am sure you will love it here! Good luck mate!

Johnny 4 Hats

“Reliable, hard-working and popular.”

Andrew, stop, you’ll get me too excited! He sounds like the Brazilian Ben Mee.

Olawale Olayemi

Welcome Jesus! Finally the Gabriel tesseract is complete

Appels&Pere

Amen.

El Mintero

Meh.

thankyou22

Really? A meh? Some people can’t be satisfied.

Dublin Gooner

In the words of the ex-leper in The Life of Brian, “That’s just what Jesus said, sir.”

El Mintero

A total meh. Not the player we need. Unless you love strikers that don’t score.

Qwaliteee

What’s the matter mate?

Been proved wrong yet again?

😂

El Mintero

How so gramps? We’ve signed a striker that can’t score. Exactly what we don’t need. Willian all over again. Just wait.

Guns Up

He must be really fuckin’ lucky then, ’cause he managed to get the ball in the back of the net 95 times for City. Pretty good for someone who can’t score.

El Mintero

300 starts more or less…goals/game ratio mean anything? 8 in 28 starts last year, 50% in one game…I could go on…

Guns Up

You could go on making up numbers? Please spare us and don’t. Says quite clearly in the article 236 appearances. So I guess we have different definitions of what “more or less 300” means, but that’s also appearances, not starts. He came off the bench in 85 of those 236.

Jules

no way where’s this come from?? outta nowhere

ParteyPants

Can’t believe they managed to keep this one quiet!

Arsenalista

Happy days! Now we need to focus on the midfield.

yen

Gotta love an out of the blue signing!

Savage

Out of the blues

Gunteta

Exciting. There is potential for a lot of goals between him and Eddie. I do wonder if he is THE marquee signing for this window or if we are in for another big surprise.

gooner

Now I want us to draw Beitar Jerusalem in the Europa league.

Berlingoon

Mohammed and Jesus together on their way to Jerusalem.

Jakeus

We should give snap up Victor Moses; already have Noa Lang on our radar

Chidi

Simon Moses would be even better

Berlingoon

top, top signing! Welcome, holy messiah!

Bleeding gums murphy

He’s not the messiah he’s a very naughty boy

Qwaliteee

Oh dear, Spurs.

You and your ‘ECL Football to offer’ just weren’t good enough, were you?

Enjoy your second best crapness from your infinitely inferior Twitter loving Neanderthal.

Forever In Our Shadow. 😂

Tommmy

For a guy who says he’s sick to death of that lot, you talk about them a lot. Too much.

Qwaliteee

Well downvote me mate.

Go on. You know you want to.

🙄

Charles Charlie Charles

In a year Kane and Son will both turn 30 and will be ready for the knackers yard, whilst pea brain Richarlison will be ready for the men in white coats.

Artitty

Genuinely think this could be a monumental signing. Up the Arse, Jesus!

Merlin’s Panini

Haha 😂

IamsterdanGooner

So for next season we have Mohammed and we have Jesus!

What can go wrong?!

HulaHoopsBaptista

Announce Tammy Abraham!

YaGunnersYa

Just as well that Victor Moses is over the hill

Qwaliteee

What do we want that Chelsea reject for?

HulaHoopsBaptista

To make a Biblical 11.

Man Manny

A greater than Abraham is here.

EliHultgren

Jesus and Mohamed on the same team! Now it is time to start believing!!!

Sheldon

Yay. Transformative!

GoonerG

This seemed to have come from out of nowhere. Had not heard a whisper on this one.

Great stuff.

Ricky Martinelli

Finally Jesus will get the fanbase he deserves <3

PTAFC

In this day and age a great price to pay especially when you consider what we paid for Pepe!
He’ll be the main man so hopefully bang in the goals. Ship some out now and hoping we’ll bring in a couple more

Rocastle7

Great signing, think he will be great for us. Just a a bit frustrated he won’t be available for games over Easter 😀

Pat Fried Rice with Egg

When Jesus puts down the phone, Eddie’ll start picking them up

It Is What It Is

Heard Eddie showed him around Colney and the Emirates. Gonna spend the night at the call desk with Jesus, to help him settle in.

Tapps

LANS!

Kunz

Could this be another Alexis Sanchez moment?
I certainly hope so.
Welcome to The Arsenal son!

PEA14

FINALLY

Merlin’s Panini

Wow didn’t see this coming. Lol

Merlin’s Panini

I’m calling it now. First day hattrick. Celebration with Eddie for the final goal having a good old chin wag on the phone

Jimboslice

Transfer of the window. Versatile player who can play a few positions but you know he’s gonna be our man up top next season. Eddie for cover, midfielder and lb and we are looking fucking solid.

Merlin’s Panini

What about right back? I know we literally have four options there now but two of them want to leave/aren’t wanted (even thought they’re good enough), one has just had a long term injury and the other is… well… Cedric. Or do you sea White shifted out there more for Saliba in the middle?

YaGunnersYa

I don’t see RB as a priority area even if/when Bellerin leaves. A new signing would still play second fiddle to Tomi and as you mentioned, White and Saliba can play there if you really don’t want to play Cedric. Not to mention Brooke Norton-Cuffy will be getting some experience this year to give us strength in depth later on.

Jimboslice

Honestly man for where we’re at as a team Cedric is okay for cover. We’re not on the levels of city where we can have a perfect 2nd 11. However Nuno is not adequate cover and definitely cost us some points.

Charles Charlie Charles

Cedric is shit. End of.

Charles Charlie Charles

Too many idiots out there who still think Cedric is adequate, in spite of the fact his errors in April and May played a major part in us blowing 4th place.

TeeCee

Is there a “no fly” clause in his contract?
I hear he was put off it after a nasty experience with a pilate.

It Is What It Is

Like father like son. God didn’t like flying either.

ImarnuelAFC

Wow. No one saw that coming! 😅

Saka and Smith-Rowe, they need their own songs

Nailed on starter

HulaHoopsBaptista

This signing is a testament to the hard work of the recruitment team. Although the announcement felt longer than waiting for the second coming.

Excited to see him here, I have a hunch he is going to be a revelation. Eating up chances like it’s his last supper and nailing crosses left right and centre.

Arsepedant

What was the problem with waiting a bit? Remember, he also took three days to rise from the dead.

Brady’s bunch

Would that be the New Testament??

Teryima Adi

Welcome on board the Arsenal, Gabriel.

Arseval

Mohammed passes to Jesus and Jesus back to Mohammed….
Who would have thought?
Stuff of dreams

Savage

If we resigned our old Gabriel, we could have a four-part angelic choir

Man Manny

Great business there by City.
Buy for £27m+, sell for £45m; approx. £18m profit with only a year’s contract left.
Arteta and Edu have evidently learned a thing or two, considering their signings in the past 3 windows.

Gooner7190

City seem to be having a good window selling wise, £14m for Romeo Lavia who played a grand total of about 1 FA Cup game, £12m for Bazunu after a year of League 1 football with an Ireland debut thrown in, can you imagine us getting anywhere near that amount for say Azeez or Hein? We can’t even get market value for Torreira!

Beef

Among the photos there’s this fisheye-lens shot of GJ next to the clock, arms spread like Christ the Redeemer over Rio.

Pretty cool but it honestly triggers my terror of heights. I hope Stuart MacFarlane doesn’t suffer from that. And that they’re all secretly wearing velcro boots or whatever. Yikes.

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