With regard to the signing of Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal and Manchester City have struck an agreement in principle. The arrangement still needs to be finalised, including the medical and personal parameters, but it is believed that the payment will be £45 million. Raphinha, a forward for Leeds United, is also anticipated to receive an improved offer from Arsenal.
To be in the best possible position to sign Jesus from the Premier League champions this summer, the north London club worked closely with Jesus' agent Marcello Pettinati for nearly six months.
The sole obstacle to Jesus' move to the Emirates thus far has been the disparity in the value of the two clubs, which Jesus first expressed his intention to move to at the beginning of June. Mikel Arteta, who was Pep Guardiola's assistant and frequently gave one-on-one coaching and counsel, is someone who Jesus wishes to work with again. Jesus is drawn to Arsenal because of their persistence, the fact that they are in desperate need of an attacker who fits his mould, and the chance to take on more responsibility.