Gabriel Jesus reveals Mikel Arteta influence in signing for Arsenal

Gabriel Jesus has admitted he is looking forward to working with Mikel Arteta again after signing for Arsenal, while he joins a long list of Gunners recruits in admitting that he adored club legend Thierry Henry as a youngster.

Arsenal’s new number nine joins for a deal worth roughly £45m and becomes their fourth signing of the summer, joining Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner as the club’s newest recruits.

Speaking to Arsenal’s club channels, Jesus revealed that former Manchester City assistant coach Arteta played a key role in selling the project and convincing him to make the move to north London.

“We spoke a couple of times about the club, the players, the project and the future. I believe 100 per cent in Mikel. I had a very good time with him before, he’s a very good guy and a very good coach as well,” Jesus said.

“He helped me a lot [at Manchester City]. We would always stick together after the training sessions and do some finishing or something. He’s a very intelligent guy and was an amazing player, so if he knows something he can teach me or the young players.”

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