GABRIEL JESUS has refused to rule out leaving Manchester City this summer time with Arsenal “believing they can seal” his signature.
The Brazilian ahead was in sensational kind on Saturday as he scored 4 within the Cityzens’ 5-1 win over Watford.
The 25-year-old solely has a 12 months left on his deal on the Etihad and seems to be going through an unsure future.
City are closing in on the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, which might restrict the sport time for Jesus.
That has sparked Arsenal’s curiosity, with Mikel Arteta figuring out him as a prime goal for the upcoming switch window.
“You anticipate me to say this, but it surely’s true.
“Now is the best moment of the season. I want to enjoy, to keep focused on my team.”
And the Mail claims that optimism is mounting on the Emirates that they’ll convey him to North London.
Discussing their recruitment plans, Arsenal technical director Edu instructed ESPN Brazil on Saturday: “Our planning has been done, it has already reached the owners. I’m very excited.”
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Arsenal are determined for attacking reinforcements after permitting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to tear up his contract in January to affix Barcelona for nothing.
That left Arteta to see out the season with simply two recognised strikers – Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
However, each are out of contract in June and look set to depart for nothing after to this point failing to agree an extension.
Jesus is thought to boast good relations with Arteta, with the pair working collectively for nearly three years at City when the Spaniard was Guardiola’s No2.
Speaking previous to Arteta taking cost of Arsenal, Jesus waxed lyrical over the 40-year-old’s qualities as a coach.
He remarked: “He’s helped a whole lot of gamers. When I need to do ending after coaching, I inform him and he comes and helps me.
“So he is really fantastic for us. All the players know that — everyone knows that in the club. He is a fantastic guy and fantastic manager.”