Gabriel Jesus breaks silence ahead of Arsenal's move

Arsenal's impending new signing, Gabriel Jesus, was spotted with an Arsenal fan with whom he spoke prior to his new chapter with the Gunners.

Image of Manchester City's striker Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus is set to become Arsenal's new striker following a £45m agreement between Manchester City and Mikel Arteta's side.

The 25-year-old completed his medical on Tuesday after arriving London from Manchester and is now awaiting an official announcement.

The Brazilian international was pictured with an Arsenal fan, Charlie Woollard, who spoke with him briefly and revealed how excited he is to join Arsenal.

"I am so excited," Gabriel Jesus answered when asked about the new chapter.

Gabriel Jesus was Mikel Arteta's primary striker target this season after the free departure of former striker Alexandre Lacazette to Lyon.

Edu Gaspar, Arsenal's sporting director, has held lengthy talks with Manchester City and his camp about a move to London before reaching an agreement on their second bid.

Gabriel Jesus is set to become Arsenal's fourth signing in the current summer transfer window after Marqininhos, Fabio Vieira, and Matt Turner.

Gabriel Jesus scored 13 goals in all competitions for Manchester City last season

His imminent arrival will put an end to Arsenal's long-term striker search, having missed out on Serbian Dusan Vlahovic, who joined Juventus in the last January transfer window.

Mikel Arteta appears to have gotten what he wanted in a striker after revealing last season that he wanted to sign a young, gifted striker that could adapt to his young team.

Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta, has known Gabriel Jesus since his time at Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's assistant manager, which would help his adaptation at the Emirates.

Gabriel Jesus has enjoyed a six-year spell in the Premier League with Manchester City since he joined Pep Guardiola's side in August 2016, making 236 appearances with 95 goals in all competitions for the Citizens.

The gifted striker demanded a transfer away due to Manchester City's pursuit of top Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who has joined the Premier League Champions from Borrusia Dortmund.

Jesus knew he would have limited playing time next season, which prompted his transfer request, allowing Arsenal to secure his signature.

Arsenal lacked a goal poacher last season, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah falling short of expectations. They will be excited to see Jesus lead their front line when the Premier League kicks off in August.

Gabriel Jesus, meanwhile, hopes to start his Arsenal career with a bang by leading the Gunners to a Champions League spot.