GABRIEL JESUS revved Arsenal fans into a frenzy by posting he was “going towards my dream” as he cruised south to seal a £45million move.
The Brazil star will be unveiled as a Gunner on Monday, with fellow Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling set to join him in the capital at Chelsea soon afterwards.
After taking weeks to finalise, Gabriel Jesus transfer from champions Man City to Mikel Arteta’s Gunners has become a ‘dream’ happening all in a blur
Etihad ace Gabriel Jesus was pictured in an Arsenal kit in a clip leaked online
And the 25-year-old added to the excitement on social media with an Instagram clip of his own.
Taken from a vehicle whizzing along a motorway, he posted a message in Portuguese that hinted he was on his way to fulfilling his “dream”.
He knows opportunities with Premier League champions City will be squeezed further next season by the summer signings of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Jesus is expected to take the No 9 shirt vacated by Alexandre Lacazette’s exit to Lyon.
And although like Jesus, the 27-year-old’s Etihad contract has just 12 months remaining, City want more than £45m for the England ace.
As for Etihad incomings, having already strengthened up front, Guardiola’s priority has turned to capturing Kalvin Phillips.
City need a long-term replacement for anchorman Fernandinho, 37.
And they’ve crushed interest from neighbours Manchester United in the pursuit of Leeds midfielder Phillips.
The 23-cap Englishman, 26, could cost the same to bring in as City are offloading Jesus for.
Raheem Sterling might be hot on the heels of Gabriel Jesus with a London move – but to Chelsea rather than ArsenalCredit: Getty