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Gabriel Jesus set to leave Manchester City this summer amid Arsenal interest

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will leave the Etihad Stadium this summer reports Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Signed by the Cityzens in 2017, the Brazilian striker has made more than 200 appearances, netting 89 goals and 45 assists.

Jesus has made 23 appearances in the Premier League this season, starting 16 of those games.

Despite being a talented player and proving his potential in limited opportunities, Jesus has never earned the full trust of Pep Guardiola.

Erling Braut Haaland’s potential arrival this summer would further dent Jesus’s chances at City.

Arsenal have emerged as the potential suitors for Jesus, with The Athletic reporting that Gunners’ sporting director Edu has been in talks with his representatives for the past few months.

Mikel Arteta is willing to have the 25-year-old as the new leader in the attack, having previously worked with him during his time as Guardiola’s assistant at Man City.

The Gunners are in the market for a striker with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contract this summer.

They allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to join Barcelona in January – which turned out to be a big mistake as the Gabonese striker has made a significant impact with the Catalan giants.

The north Londoners have also identified Benfica striker Darwin Nunez as a potential target for the summer.

However, the Uruguayan sensation is willing only to move to the Emirates Stadium if the Gunners secure Champions League qualification.

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