Mikel Arteta ‘frustrated by Arsenal’s transfer indecision’ as boss fears owners will cost them Gabriel Jesus deal
MIKEL ARTETA is said to be disappointed with Arsenal’s indecisiveness in the transition as he fears Gabriel will lose Jesus.
Gunners insists that all major transactions must be approved by their US ownership.
And the boss believes it could cost them a chance to sign the Brazilian striker from Manchester City.
It is believed that Pep Guardiola’s side have made Jesus available following an agreement to bring Erling Haaland from Borussia to Dortmund this summer.
Arsenal led the hunt for Jesus to secure a deal.
However, they have still not reached the £50m bid for City and have not even entered into formal negotiations on personal terms.
The delay has now given Chelsea, Tottenham and Real Madrid the chance to join the race to get Jesus back.
And the Daily Mail say Arteta was very worried about losing the striker.
Arsenal and Arteta are desperate for help this season.
Alexandre Lacazette has already left on a free transfer and only Eddie Nketiah remains, who is an established striker for the club – and he has yet to agree new terms himself.
Jesus started 21 games at City Prem last season but his importance declined after joining Haaland.
It is believed that AC Milan also took part in the race, where Jesus admired Italian club Ronaldo O Fenomeno’s time at the San Siro.
Jesus may have asked Ronaldo for advice when he revealed in 2017 that they were close.
The City striker told the Mail: “We talk a lot and I know now that if I have any doubts or questions I can ask them.
“I’m very proud of him. He was the best player I’ve ever seen.”
Jesus made 41 appearances for City last season, scoring 13 goals and providing 12 assists.
Since joining Palmeiras in January 2017, he has scored 95 goals in 236 appearances.