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Arsenal optimistic about landing Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal believe that they can acquire the services of Gabriel Jesus in the upcoming transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old is reportedly wanted by Arsenal in their hunt for a new striker with both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah soon to become free agents.

Mikel Arteta worked with Jesus in his time as Manchester City assistant manager and is keen on a reunion at the Emirates Stadium

Jesus has largely had to make do with a place on the bench this term having started just 17 league games with Pep Guardiola often opting to deploy a false-nine formation.

His place in the starting XI has been put under further threat by the imminent arrival of Erling Haaland, who is expected to move to the Etihad this summer.

With just one year left on the Brazilian’s deal, Jesus refused to commit his long-term future to City while speaking off the back of a four-goal haul against Watford.

“It’s not time to think about this, You expect me to say this, but it’s true. Now is the best moment of the season. I want to enjoy, to keep focused on my team, with my teammates, to fight for the Premier League.

“I won it with my teammates three times. And I know how that feels and I want to have that feeling again. And then of course we also have the tough game on Tuesday against Real Madrid and that is my focus.”

Arsenal’s chances of signing Jesus could lean heavily on qualifying for next season’s Champions League and the Gunners are well placed to achieve that.

Having beaten Manchester United 3-1 coupled with Tottenham Hotspur’s 0-0 draw against Brentford on Saturday, Arsenal hold a two-point lead over Spurs in the race for fourth with just five games remaining.

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