Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Gabriel Jesus, Fábio Vieira

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It’s the off-season for all club competition, almost all of the international play currently being staged are just meaningless friendlies, so you know what that means? It is indeed the summer silly season, i.e. time to talk some transfer rumors.

So with that in mind, let’s dive right in to the latest narratives surrounding Arsenal FC, with one deal done and another moving closer to completion. Let’s start with the latter, Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

Yes, Arsenal, ya’ll need Jesus. Or you could say that Jesus saves, or perhaps you’ve found Jesus. According to some reports, the 25-year-old Brazilian has already agreed in principle to move to north London.

Jesus, wanting regular first team football ahead of the World Cup, reportedly turned down Real Madrid and Juventus. 

At this stage, it sounds likes the two big six clubs are hammering out the final transfer fee.

Now, on to the done deal. It’s confirmed. Fábio Vieira has joined Arsenal from Porto for €35m plus €5m add-ons.

It’s finally over the line, and official now, after the medical was passed this past Friday. I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is quoted as saying in an official club statement.

“Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play. We welcome Fabio and his family to our club and are looking forward to starting work with him ahead of the new season.”

The Portugese attacking midfielder has signed a long-term deal with the north London club and he will wear the No. 21 shirt.

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