Report: Arsenal made promise no other club would give Gabriel Jesus, crucial to getting him to join
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Report: Arsenal made promise no other club would give Gabriel Jesus, crucial to getting him to join

Arsenal have promised Gabriel Jesus they will play him as a striker next season when he completes his move from Manchester City.

Jesus has been Arsenal’s top striking target all summer long and the rumours linking him with the club go back for months.

Arsenal need a new number nine after the departure of Alexandre Lacazette and Jesus looks to be a younger, quicker, upgrade.

Jesus has also played out wide a lot for City and 90Min say that Arsenal were the only club to say they would play him through the middle.

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Jesus will play as a striker at Arsenal

They say that Jesus sees his own future as a striker and therefore that fact was a crucial factor in getting him to join the club.

Versatility can count in favour of a footballer but it can also work the other way.

Perhaps Tottenham would have used him as a versatile striking option to cover Harry Kane when he needs a break, but also playing both sides.

There is a clear vacancy through the middle at Arsenal, which Jesus can take up with Eddie Nketiah as his backup option.

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Arsenal may well have chosen to use Jesus as a wide option in some games and it remains to be seen if that will ever be the case.

Jesus looks to be a good signing for Arsenal as they look to try and get back into the Champions League next season.

Firepower was an issue last time around and the signing of Jesus is a huge attempt to rectify that and time will tell if it works.

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