Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are leading the race for Tottenham Hotspur target and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, according to The Telegraph.
The report has claimed that Arsenal have made a bid of £30 million for Jesus, but Premier League champions Manchester City are confident that they will get £50 million in total for the Brazil international striker.
Tottenham are interested in Jesus as well, according to the report, which has outlined why Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is so determined to bring the striker to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Arteta worked with Jesus when he was a coach at the Etihad Stadium, and the Spaniard reportedly ‘believes he would be a huge asset to Arsenal given that the Brazilian can play across the front line and has proven a popular, dependable, hard-working member of City’s squad’.
ARSENAL OR TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOR GABRIEL JESUS?
In our view, Arsenal do have the advantage over Tottenham Hotspur for Gabriel Jesus.
The Gunners need to sign at least two quality strikers, while Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are banging in the goals for fun for Tottenham.
The £110,000-a-week (The Sun) striker would have to work extremely hard to be a regular for Tottenham, while, as things stand, the 25-year-old would walk into the Arsenal team.