Report: Arsenal ‘quietly confident’ of signing striker despite him being offered to Spurs

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Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, according to The Times, but Arsenal remain confident of winning the race. 

Jesus has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium since the end of the season (Goal Brasil) after failing to earn a regular starting berth under Pep Guardiola last season. 

The Brazil international tallied a respectable eight goals and nine assists as City retained the Premier League title, but he only started 21 matches in the top-flight (Transfermarkt). 

And with the imminent arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez later this summer, it is likely that Jesus will be pushed much further down the pecking order. 

Spurs edged out the Gunners to the final Champions League spot last term, which could hand Antonio Conte the advantage in luring Jesus his way. 

However, the report also states that Arsenal are ‘quietly confident’ of convincing Jesus to join them, having already held talks with the forward’s representatives (The Guardian). 

Jesus, who joined City from Brazilian side Palmeiras in 2017, is due to be out of contract next summer. He has scored 95 goals and provided 46 assists in 236 outings for the club in that time (Transfermarkt). 

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Tottenham should at least explore this opportunity as they will have the chance to sign an experienced Premier League forward that can offer plenty of versatility. 

But the fact he has a year remaining on his current deal suggests City will attempt to demand a hefty transfer fee for him as they will not be wanting to lose a valuable asset for nothing. 

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