GABRIEL JESUS sent Arsenal fans into a frenzy by posting he was ‘going for my dream’ as he heads south to seal a £45m transfer.
The Brazilian star will be unveiled as Gunner on Monday, with fellow Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling set to join him in the capital at Chelsea shortly after.
Jesus was previously spotted wearing an Arsenal kit and walking around the Emirates Stadium in a video leaked online.
And the 25-year-old added to the excitement on social media with his own Instagram clip.
Pulled from a speeding vehicle on a highway, he posted a message in Portuguese that hinted that he was on his way to realizing his “dream”.
Jesus has opted for the Gunners – and a reunion with former City assistant boss Mikel Arteta – rather than renewing his contract with Etihad as he wants more regular starts.
He knows opportunities with Premier League champions City will be further curtailed next season by the summer signings of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Jesus should take the n°9 jersey left vacant by the exit of Alexandre Lacazette in Lyon.
He scored 13 goals and 12 assists in 41 games for Pep Guardiola’s men last season.
Sterling, meanwhile, reportedly held promising talks with Chelsea over the weekend.
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And although, like Jesus, there are just 12 months left on the 27-year-old’s Etihad contract, City want more than £45million for the England ace.
As for Etihad starters, having already strengthened up front, Guardiola’s priority turned to capturing Kalvin Phillips.
City need a long-term replacement for presenter Fernandinho, 37.
And they crushed interest from neighbors Manchester United in the pursuit of Leeds midfielder Phillips.
The 23-cap Englishman, 26, could cost the same as City offload Jesus.