Gabriel Jesus has signed for Arsenal on a long term contract.
The 25-year old has joined the London side having established himself as one of the leading strikers in the Premier League in recent seasons.
He scored 95 goals in 236 appearances in his five seasons at the Blue side of Manchester.
Gabriel signing for Arsenal, revealed that the opportunity to work under Mikel Arteta once again influenced his decision to join Arsenal.
We spoke a couple of times about the club, the players, the project and the future. I believe 100 per cent in Mikel. I had a very good time with him before, he’s a very good guy and a very good coach as well.
He helped me a lot [at Manchester City]. We would always stick together after the training sessions and do some finishing or something. He’s a very intelligent guy and was an amazing player, so if he knows something he can teach me or the young players.
Mikel Arteta on his own part said:
I’m very excited. The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature. I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here.
This is a position that’s been on our radar for a long time now and we have managed to get a player that we all wanted, so I’m really happy.