Brazilian forward Jesus has emerged as a goal for the Gunners as Arteta appears for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s alternative at the Emirates.
Arteta sanctioned Aubameyang’s departure in January and the Gabon hero has made a formidable start to his Barcelona profession, scoring 11 goals in 17 appearances.
Arsenal’s depth up prime will probably be depleted additional at the finish of the season, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah each anticipated to depart when their present contracts expire.
As Arteta appears so as to add some much-needed targets to his squad, the Gunners have expressed curiosity in signing Jesus from Manchester City.
The 25-year-old has scored 89 targets in 229 appearances for the Sky Blues and gained three Premier League titles, three EFL Cups and the FA Cup since signing from Palmeiras in 2017.
However Jesus has never fairly established himself as a regular starter on the Etihad and The Athletic say he’s now open to leaving Manchester City and becoming a member of their Premier League rivals Arsenal.
Jesus, who labored with Gunners boss Arteta when the Spaniard was Pep Guardiola’s assistant, might see his enjoying time at City reduce even additional subsequent season as Erling Haaland is closing in on a shocking transfer to City.
Whereas reviews say negotiations are but to start between Arsenal and City, it is claimed that the Gunners are ‘favourites’ to strike a deal for Jesus.
Last month, former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand urged Arsenal supervisor Arteta to sign Jesus.
‘If I was Arsenal, I might go and buy Gabriel Jesus,’ Ferdinand stated on the FIVE YouTube channel.
Jesus will look to assist Manchester City preserve their lead on the top of the Premier League desk once they host struggling Watford on Saturday, whereas Arteta’s Arsenal face top-four rivals Manchester United.