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Arsenal report: Announcement imminent for Gunners' new striker signing

Mikel Arteta, All or Nothing: Arsenal
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Gabriel Jesus’ move to Arsenal is a done deal and the striker’s move from Manchester City will be announced imminently, say reports.

The Gunners were on the hunt for a new striker following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette at the end of his contract, and they appear to have landed their top target.

Jesus will join the Emirates club on a five-year contract, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus

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The paperwork has already been signed off and the only thing left to do is officially announce the signing.

Arsenal have been busy in the market this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to build a squad capable of improving on last season’s fifth-place finish.

The Gunners have brought in USA international goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution, Brazilian winger Marquinhos from Sao Paulo and midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto.

Fabio Vieira of FC Porto celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between FC Porto and SL Benfica at Estadio Do Dragao on December 30, 2021 in Porto, Portugal.

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But Jesus will be by far their biggest outlay yet, with the deal widely reported as being worth around £45 million.

The Brazil international will be expecting more regular game time next season after starting just 21 Premier League games under Pep Guardiola last term.

The 25-year-old scored 95 goals in 233 appearances in all competitions after arriving at the Etihad from Palmeiras in 2017.

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Gabriel Jesus has tied up a move to Arsenal at long last – but one former Manchester City star has slammed his former side, calling the transfer "a mistake".

After completing the signings of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira and United States goalkeeper Matt Turner, the Gunners don't seem content to stop spending. Tammy Abraham has been linked, with Jose Mourinho keen to keep his Roma talisman, while Lens star Cheick Doucoure has been linked and Leeds winger Raphinha rumoured. 

There could still be outgoings, too. Hector Bellerin is set to depart the club he made his name for, while Kieran Tierney is a surprise Manchester City target

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.