Gabriel Jesus arrives at Arsenal for medical ahead of £45m transfer from Manchester City

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Gabriel Jesus has arrived in London to undergo a medical at Arsenal ahead of his £45million move from Manchester City.

The Brazilian has been pictured arriving at the Arsenal training ground at London Colney and hugging Gunners technical director Edu.

His switch to Arsenal is expected to be finalised later this week. Jesus is set to sign a five-year deal and has been offered the No9 shirt, which is available after Alexandre Lacazette left to return to Lyon.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be delighted to land his top forward target.

Signing a striker has been a priority for Arsenal this summer after Lacazette left on a free transfer and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also departed in January for Barcelona.

Jesus is set to come in and lead the line for Arsenal, but he also has the ability to operate out wide, too.

He has a good relationship with Arteta, after working with him when the Spaniard was an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, and that has influenced his decision.

Jesus will become Arsenal’s second major summer signing after they paid £34m for Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira last week. They have also signed goalkeeper Matt Turner in a £7.5m deal from MLS side New England Revolution.

The Gunners want to bolster their attack further and remain in talks with over a deal for Raphinha. The Leeds winger is also attracting interest from Barcelona, Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea.

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