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Mikel Arteta's are optimistic in securing the signature of £ 50m Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus even without securing Champions League football next season after finishing the 2021/22 campaign fifth placed.
Both Eddie Nketiah and Alexander Lacazette are out of contract in the summer and it remains unknown whether the duo will pen down new contracts to extend their stay at the Emirates. Arteta has therefore prioritized signing a striker in the upcoming summer transfer window and consider Gabriel Jesus as the perfect signing.
The Brazilian International's representative hinted out last week that his client move to Arsenal is a serious possibility. Jesus has been on Arsenal's radar recently with only a year left on his current deal at Etihad.
Manchester City value the forward at around £ 50m. According to reports by the Athletic ,Mikel Arteta's side remain confident of landing the Brazilian International at the Emirates this summer. The player is keen to join the Gunners despite lack of Champions League football.
It is reported that Arsenal’s technical director Edu and the player's representatives are said to have met and the negotiations are positive.
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