Arsenal to offer staggering £200,000-a-week wages to land perfect Alexandre Lacazette replacement

Arsenal are chasing Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus in an attempt to replace the departing Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal are going back to Mikel Arteta and are willing to offer Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus a staggering £200,000-a-week wages to bring him to the Emirates, LondonWorld understands.

The Brazilian is currently away in international duty and will take time out to celebrate his Premier League title before deciding his future, with both Arsenal and Juventus looking at him.

Arsenal are looking to augment their team that just missed out on Champions Leaguefootball, and will first ensure they give youngster Eddie Nketiah a new deal as reward for his improved performances at the end of last season.

The Gunners have two spaces to fill in attack following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and now Alexandre Lacazette.

Both players were key to the Arsenal attac,k but their departure means that manager Mikel Arteta has funds and space to bring in players who he feels will fit into his style and take the club to the next level.

Gabriel Jesus of Brazil competes for the ball with Hong Chul of South Korea (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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How realistic is the offer for Gabriel Jesus

There is a huge chance that the Gunners could get their man, with the Brazilian striker concerned about the impact Erling Haaland will have on his playing time.

The 25-year-old has won nine trophies since joining Manchester City in 2017 from Palmeiras, but he has never really been trusted to be the main man by Pep Guardiola.

His camp believe that he has a good working relationship with Mikel Arteta, when the Arsenal boss was the assistant manager at Manchester City, and they could both benefit from a deal.

Manchester City are reportedly interested in the deal, but want around £50 million for the Brazil striker with a year left on his current £110,000-a-week contract.

Despite the disappointing end to the season, the Gunners can be happy that they will have Europa League football at the Emirates next season, and that will mean more games and extra money to the club.

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There has been significant progress since Arteta took over and most of the fans feel like this summer will be pivotal with the heightened competition for places and European football next season.

Newcastle with their cash will look to challenge for a spot in Europe, while Manchester United are expected to improve under Dutch manager Erik Ten Hag.

So there will be little room for the Gunners if they are to truly get back to Champions League football.