Arsenal close in on key target Gabriel Jesus with striker assuring Mikel Arteta he wants to move

Arsenal looking to boost their team with the addition of a striker Mikel Arteta knows very well.

Arsenal are increasingly confident that they will get Gabriel Jesus this summer, and will submit a bit in the region of £50million for his signature.

There were reports that both Chelsea and Real Madrid were interested in the striker, but he only wants to play for the Gunners and that has been communicated to Mikel Arteta.

Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side's second goal (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

According to a report in the Times, the Gunners will submit a bid in the region of £50million for the Brazilian forward who scored 13 goals for Premier League champions Manchester City last season.

A chance to live in London and lead a project under Mikel Arteta, a manager he worked with at City, has turned his head and personal terms won’t be an issue.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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The Sky Blues have brought Erling Haaland and will need to sell if they are to pursue other targets.

Jesus is one of the names that can readily generate decent cash and keep the City machine turning.

Arsenal are without a striker at the moment, even though there are reports that they have agreed a long-term extension with Eddie Nketiah, who is expected to play back-up.

There are still two voids besides the imminent announcement of Nketiah, with both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving the club in the last six months.

Fans of the club have moaned about the lack of transfer activities and questioned the ambition of both the board and manager, but a move for Jesus will signal intent and boost a team that just came short of a place in the Champions League.

The Brazilian joined Manchester City from Palmeiras and was initially tipped to replace Sergio Aguero, but a combination of injuries and Aguero just being Aguero meant he was always the second choice.

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City signing the sensational Erling Haaland has meant Jesus will never really get his shot at being the main man at the Etihad.

The 25-year-old Jesus has scored 58 Premier League goals for City in 159 appearances and created 29 assists.