Gabriel Jesus ‘wants to join Arsenal’ because he will be the ‘main man’ up top, insists ex-Gunners striker Kevin Campbell… who says the Brazilian will reject Champions League football to play under former coach Mikel Arteta
- Kevin Campbell has listed three reasons why Gabriel Jesus wants to join Arsenal
- Jesus has been linked leaving Man City and a move to the Emirates this summer
- Ex-Gunners star Campbell believes Jesus wants to be the ‘main man’ up top
- The Brazilian has had to play second fiddle for the majority of his time at City
- Campbell claims the Brazilian will also want to play under Mikel Arteta again
- Premier League fixtures are out on Thursday at 9am as teams find out schedules
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell claims there are three reasons why Gabriel Jesus wants to join the Gunners this summer.
The Brazilian forward has entered the final year of his contract at Manchester City and is now expected to leave after the £51million arrival of Erling Haaland.
Chelsea, Tottenham and Real Madrid have all been linked with the 25-year-old but it’s Arsenal that are reportedly leading the race to land him.
Gabriel Jesus is set to leave Man City this summer and has been linked with a move to Arsenal
Jesus is said to be a priority signing for Arsenal and Campbell believes his former club will be able to offer Jesus what he wants as he weighs up his next move.
Campbell insists Jesus is desperate to be the ‘main man’ up top having played second fiddle for the majority of his career at City and the chance to lead the line under former coach Mikel Arteta could prove to be what makes up Jesus’ mind.
‘Manchester City want good money because he’s young, fit and he’s a Brazil international,’ Campbell told the Highbury Squad.
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has claimed the Brazilian ‘wants to join’ the Gunners
‘You could say he’s world-class. He starts for Brazil.
‘He’s the best pressing striker out there and that’s what Mikel Arteta needs – he’s one of the key pieces that we need.
‘Jesus can go and play Champions League football. But he wants to come to Arsenal, one because he knows the manager, two because he knows the system and three, which is the most important thing, he wants to be the main man.’
According to the Evening Standard, the Gunners’ interested is said to be the ‘most concrete at this stage’ with Arteta wanting to be reunited with a player he worked closely with while on Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff.
However, as reported by Sportsmail, Arteta is growing frustrated by Arsenal’s indecision in the market.
Campbell claims Jesus wants to be the ‘main man’ and is looking to reunite with Mikel Arteta
The north London club, who were pipped to a place in the top four by bitter rivals Tottenham, are insisting that all major transactions are approved by the American ownership, which Arteta fears could cost them the chance to sign top transfer target Jesus.
Jesus was made available for transfer almost two months ago and Arsenal were quick to register their interest, but have yet to commit to meeting City’s £50m asking price or open talks over personal terms with the 25-year-old.