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Arsenal sign Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus

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London (AFP) – Arsenal announced on Monday the signing of Premier League champions Manchester City’s Brazilian international striker Gabriel Jesus on a “long-term” contract.

“We are pleased to have secured the transfer of Gabriel,” Arsenal said in a statement, without detailing the value of the deal, with British reports estimating it at £45million (around £55million). dollars).

Jesus, 25, moved from Palmeiras to Manchester City in 2017, scoring 95 goals in 236 appearances in various competitions during his five years with the English club. He has also won the Premier League title four times, the FA Cup and the League Cup three times.

Jesus is one of the most important players in the Brazilian national team. He took part in 56 games and scored 19 goals since his international debut in September 2016. He was part of the squad that won the Copa America in 2019 and also won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, before taking part in the 2018 World Cup Russia.

“I am very excited,” said Spanish coach Mikel Arteta. “The club have done an amazing job of bringing in a player of this caliber. I know Gabriel well personally, we all know him well throughout his Premier League career and his success here” He has been on our radar for a long time and we were able to get a player. We all wanted it.”

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