Arsenal are keen to build their attack around Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, with the Gunners seemingly in the lead to sign him.

Mikel Arteta’s side have been heavily linked with Brazil international and are keen to get their man ahead of pre-season.

Jesus looks to be heading to Arsenal this summer

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Jesus looks to be heading to Arsenal this summer

According to the Athletic, he is the no.1 target but the stumbling block appears to be the fee, with no agreement between clubs has yet been reached for the player.

City are said to have an asking price of £50million which so far the Gunners have seemingly been unwilling to match.

Arsenal have already seen an initial £35m bid for Jesus knocked back by last season’s Premier League champions.

Personal terms are reportedly not a problem, and Jesus is keen to make the move to north London as he seeks regular game time.

It is said Jesus’ representatives recently flew to the capital to push the deal through.

Arsenal have managed to tie down Eddie Nketiah to a new long-term contact, but Arteta wants to bolster his forward line further.

Arsenal manager Arteta is a huge fan of Jesus

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Arsenal manager Arteta is a huge fan of Jesus

The club remain coy on bringing in another striker, having lost both Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to Barcelona and Lyon on free transfers, respectively.

A move to the Emirates for Jesus would no doubt boost his chances of a place in Brazil’s World Cup squad, with the tournament kicking-off in five months time.

Manchester City moved swiftly to secure the services of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, and also brought in Julian Alvarez from River Plate – suggesting Jesus’ game time at the Etihad would be limited next season.

Haaland signed for Manchester City, so the Brazilian’s game time would be limited

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Haaland signed for Manchester City, so the Brazilian’s game time would be limited

Jesus, having scored 13 times in all competitions over the course of last campaign, would be a shrewd piece of business by Arteta.

Re-uniting with the Spaniard, who was previously assistant manager to Pep Guardiola, could see the star unleash his attacking talents further, and could well write himself in Arsenal folklore.

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