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Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal and Tottenham are involved with signing Gabriel Jesus (Picture: Getty)

Gabriel Jesus is ready to commerce Manchester City for Arsenal this summer despite the absence of the Champions League at the Emirates.

The Daily Mail have claimed Brazilian striker Jesus is keen to move to Arsenal and reunite with former Man City assistant manager Mikel Arteta.

Jesus has proven to be a reliable player since joining the Etihad in 2016, scoring 95 goals in 236 appearances. He contributed 13 goals and 12 assists in 41 games last season, although several of his appearances were as a substitute.

During his time at Manchester City, Jesus won all four Premier League titles, three EFL Cups and an FA Cup.

Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in Jesus as Alexandre Lacazette moves away from north London.

The Frenchman has agreed a deal to return to his former club Lyon and his departure will free up the funds needed to sign Jesus.

Tottenham are still intent on vying with the Gunners for Jesus, but reports indicate the 25-year-old is keen to work under Arteta and ready to sacrifice at least one season of Champions League football.

Mikel Arteta keen to bring Manchester City striker to North London

Mikel Arteta is keen to bring the Manchester City striker to north London (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal looked on course to finish in the top four for much of the 2021-22 season, but endured a difficult end to the campaign to finish fifth, two points behind Spurs.

Jesus scored in Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea on Thursday and said: “I’m looking to see what’s best for me and especially for my career.” From Tuesday we will see what is best.

It looks like Jesus has become more inclined to leave Manchester City after watching Norwegian superstar Erling Haaland make a sensational move to the Etihad.

While his playing time could have suffered even more next season, Jesus will be given a prominent role at Arsenal given the departures of Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Barcelona in January.

Earlier this week, former Liverpool and England star John Barnes urged Jesus to join Arsenal rather than their north London rivals Tottenham.

He told BonusCodeBets: “Gabriel Jesus could suit either Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal. Both have good managers and are good clubs.

“From a club perspective, Arsenal need a centre-forward more than Spurs when you know they still have Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.

“But that’s modern football; In the past, if a club wanted you, you moved there, there was no bidding as is the case today with other clubs. A player went to the club that showed up for him, without a deal being hijacked.

“From Jesus’ point of view, he also has to discuss with Kane and Son if he would play in the same position regularly, which he won’t.” Arsenal need Jesus more and he will be better suited there.

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