Gabriel Jesus reveals what convinced him to join Arsenal8 July 2022
Gabriel Jesus has recently been speaking about what convinced him to swap Manchester City for Arsenal.
After what felt like an age, Arsenal finally announced Jesus as their player on July 4th. The Gunners are understood to have paid £45m for the South American, with Jesus putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.
Jesus has also been given the no.9 shirt and is expected to be the north Londoner’s main source of goals next season.
This comes despite the South American never really being used as a no.9 on a regular basis for Manchester City in the past.
Regardless, Jesus has now opened up on why he chose to sign for Arsenal.
The Gunners have no Champions League football this season and are obviously not going to win as many trophies as Manchester City.
So what made Jesus switch clubs? Well, according to the player himself, he was very happy with the Arsenal project and then it was a conversation with Mikel Arteta that sold the move:
“In my life, I always liked projects,” he said. “When Edu came to talk to me, I was so happy with the ideas of the club. The way they want to go, the things they want to do.
“Then I was pretty sure I would come to Arsenal. But after I talked to Mikel, I was 100 per cent sure. Because I trust in him. Because I trust in this big club. And I trust in myself and the players as well.
“There is a lot of talent here. Very good players. And young players. Like me, I’m still young. So everyone is together in this. Like a family. That is what I want.”
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