Gabriel Jesus 'AGREES' Arsenal move, Gunners 'offered Richarlison transfer', Cristiano Ronaldo told to join

GABRIEL JESUS has all but agreed to join Arsenal, according to reports.

David Ornstein claims that the deal between the Gunners and the Brazilian is "pretty much done and dusted".

However, he adds that there is yet to be any contact between Arsenal and Man City.

Ornstein also states that Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains another target for the North Londoners.

Arsenal have also been offered another Brazilian winger-cum-striker in Everton's Richarlison, according to reports.

Meanwhile Piers Morgan says he has told Cristiano Ronaldo to move to North London.

Keep up to date with all of the latest updates from the Emirates in our live blog…

  • James Colasanti

    Everton's Richarlison 'offered to Arsenal'

    Arsenal have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Everton striker Richarlison.

    The Brazilian star's future at Frank Lampard's Toffees looks uncertain as they battle to avoid relegation to the Championship.

    Now transfer insider Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport: “I think Arsenal definitely have a possibility of signing Richarlison.

    “They know that he could leave Everton and is likely to leave Everton in the summer. They’ve been offered the chance to sign him.”

    Richarlison, 24, who has 34 caps for Brazil, was signed by Everton from Watford in 2018 in a £50million deal.

    Richarlison is Everton's top-scorer this season with eight goalsCredit: Getty
  • James Colasanti

    Is Lewis Hamilton 'loyal' Gunner?

    Arsenal fan Lewis Hamilton should not get involved in the bid to buy Chelsea, according to former Blues winger Paul Canoville.

    Britain's greatest-ever Formula One driver is backing Sir Michael Broughton's bid to takeover the Blues.

    Canoville, 60, who was a Chelsea winger in the 1980s, and is supporting a rival bid by Todd Boehly, tweeted: "Lewis is an Arsenal fan and that's a fact.

    "I will always support Lewis in everything he does in F1, he is the greatest driver ever in my opinion.

    "With football though I think he should stay loyal to his own team."

  • James Colasanti

    Ferdinand backs move for Jesus

    Rio Ferdinand says Gabriel Jesus would be a great signing for Arsenal.

    The Gunners are reportedly closing in on a deal for Manchester City's talented Brazilian striker, 25.

    Former Leeds United star Ferdinand told Vibe with FIVE: "You speak to players about him, they appreciate him because he puts a good workload in, he has got quality.

    "I think if he plays consistently in a team like Arsenal, I think he gets you goals."

  • James Colasanti

    Udinese want Mari after loan

    Udinese plan to sign Arsenal centre half Pablo Mari this summer after his successful loan spell with them.

    The Spanish star, 28, made a temporary switch to the Serie A club in January.

    Udinese sporting director Pierpaolo Marino says they want to keep him permanently.

    And football.london report the Gunners are keen on the deal too as it will save them £7million in performance-related bonuses.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Gabriel Jesus’ proposed Arsenal switch is ‘nearly done and dusted’ – at least regarding personal terms.

    The Athletic’s David Ornstein said: “I understand that they have been talking for a number of months about this possibility, to the extent that that part of negotiations from what I hear is pretty much done and dusted.

    “But there has been no contact, to my knowledge, so far between the clubs. So that’s obviously a significant step that would need to be taken.”

    Arsenal are also looking at Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin as an alternative.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for record signing Nicolas Pepe as they look to generate funds for another summer spending spree.

    But they are resigned to taking a massive hit on the Ivorian international who cost £72million when he joined from Lille three years ago.

    Pepe has become increasingly frustrated with his lack of first team action after becoming an almost permanent fixture on the subs’ bench this season.

    Now it is understood that the club would be prepared to let him leave for a fee of around £25million before his value drops even further.

    Finally, Arsenal and Chelsea target Marcus Thuram could be available for as little as £10million this summer.

    The Athletic claims Borussia Monchengladbach are ready to let their versatile striker leave for a bargain fee.

    That’s because Thuram is out of contract in 2023 and unlikely to extend his deal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    RB Leipzig firm on Nkunku

    RB Leipzig have again warned Man Utd and Arsenal that Christopher Nkunku is not for sale this summer.

    The midfielder is a target for the Premier League duo after netting 30 goals this season.

    But CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said: “I have said it before, and I will say it again here: Nkunku will be our player again next season.

    “Our goal is to keep the team together for next season.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Roberto snubs Gunners for extension

    Sergi Roberto has reportedly agreed a one-year contract extension at Barcelona.

    Sport claims Arsenal were lining up a free transfer swoop for the versatile midfielder this summer.

    Spain international Roberto is equally capable of playing as a right-back.

    But he will instead remain at the Nou Camp for at least another year after extending his current deal to 2023.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal's impressive shiny trophy cabinet

    It's been a while since Arsenal added a Premier League title to their trophy cabinet.

    Even so, the Gunners boast an amazing 13 league wins in their history.

    But there's been even more success in the FA Cup, which Arsenal have won 14 times.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal line up Jesus alternative

    Arsenal are looking at Dominic Calvert-Lewin should they miss out on Gabriel Jesus.

    The Athletic claims Man City’s Brazilian striker is Mikel Arteta’s top attacking target this summer, with personal terms nearly agreed.

    But Arsenal are bracing themselves for City resistance after Jesus scored four goals in the 5-1 win over Watford on Saturday.

    And one man they see as an alternative is Calvert-Lewin, who could be available for a bargain price if Everton are relegated.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Jesus to Arsenal ‘nearly done’

    Gabriel Jesus’ proposed Arsenal switch is ‘nearly done and dusted’ – at least regarding personal terms.

    The Athletic’s David Ornstein said: “I understand that they have been talking for a number of months about this possibility, to the extent that that part of negotiations from what I hear is pretty much done and dusted.

    “But there has been no contact, to my knowledge, so far between the clubs. So that’s obviously a significant step that would need to be taken.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Scholes brands Arteta a 'disgrace'

    Paul Scholes has branded Mikel a 'disgrace' for trying to influence the ref during a VAR check in Arsenal's win over Man Utd.

    He said: "I think Arteta is a disgrace there. He shouldn’t be allowed to do that.

    "If you see it again, he actually goes to the crowd to try and influence the referee a little.

    "All the players around them as well. That shouldn’t be allowed."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal's most expensive signings ever

    Mikel Arteta is ready to embark on another summer spending spree.

    The Arsenal boss splashed out £50million on Ben White last year, while also spending £30m for Aaron Ramsdale.

    Will Arteta spend even bigger sums on key individuals in the upcoming market?

  • Anthony Chapman

    Piers wants Ronnie at Arsenal

    Piers Morgan has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to swap Man Utd for Arsenal this summer.

    He told TalkSport: "Do you know what I'd do if I was Arsenal manager? I'd go in, get Cristiano Ronaldo and put him up front.

    "I've had this conversation with him last week, I said 'come to Arsenal'.

    "I'm not even joking. I'd love to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Arsenal. If he's not going to stay at United, I'd take him in a heartbeat.

    "I watched that game at the weekend and he was the best player on the pitch."

  • Anthony Chapman

    From SunSport reporter Mark Irwin

    Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for record signing Nicolas Pepe as they look to generate funds for another summer spending spree.

    But they are resigned to taking a massive hit on the Ivorian international who cost £72million when he joined from Lille three years ago.

    Pepe has become increasingly frustrated with his lack of first team action after becoming an almost permanent fixture on the subs’ bench this season.

    Now it is understood that the club would be prepared to let him leave for a fee of around £25million before his value drops even further.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Thuram available for bargain fee

    Arsenal and Chelsea target Marcus Thuram could be available for as little as £10million this summer.

    The Athletic claims Borussia Monchengladbach are ready to let their versatile striker leave for a bargain fee.

    That’s because Thuram is out of contract in 2023 and unlikely to extend his deal.

    Spurs are also thought to be keen on the France international.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal's biggest sales in history

    Arsenal are no strangers to players leaving for big fees.

    But with record signing Nicolas Pepe reportedly set to be sold this summer, will the Gunners recoup anything close to his £72million transfer fee?

  • Sam Dymond

    Rivals set for final five

    The race to finish in the final Champions League spot has essentially become a two-horse race after the weekend's results – and it's left North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham to battle it out over the last five games of the season.

    The Gunners hold a two-point advantage after Spurs faltered at Brentford, but arguably have the tougher run-in than their neighbours.

    However, it's all likely to boil down to when the two clubs meet at the Tottenham Hotspur on May 12. It's a derby not to be missed.

    4th: Arsenal – P33, 60pts (GD +12)
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    5th: Tottenham – P33, 58pts (GD +18)

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners recall Invincibles' title triumph

    Arsenal and Tottenham may be going toe-to-toe in the Premier League this season – but 18 years ago today it was a very different story.

    On April 25, 2004, the Gunners sealed their third title under the Arsene Wenger, and did so at the home of their rivals following a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.

    While Robbie Kane's late equaliser from the penalty spot gave the Spurs fans something to cheer on the afternoon, the day – and season – belonged to Arsenal.

    Indeed, Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Ashley Cole and co. would end the league campaign unbeaten, cementing their place in history as the Arsenal Invincibles.

    The North London club have not won the Premier League since.

  • Sam Dymond

    Striker Victor at all costs

    Arsenal will reportedly have to fork out £67million to land striker Victor Osimhen.

    The Napoli ace has 16 goals to his name this term and has played a key role in keeping his side in the hunt for the Serie A title.

    According to CBS, Arsenal have been tracking the Nigeria international for a number of months, but any move would cost the Gunners the eye-watering price tag.

    La Gazzetta dello Sport are also reporting that Arsenal have "already taken several concrete steps, through intermediaries" to lay the groundworks for a deal.

    However, the striker is keen to play Champions League football ensuring that the Gunners fight to finish in this season's top four is even more crucial to their ambitions.

  • Sam Dymond

    Jesus refuses to discuss future

    Gabriel Jesus has refused to rule out leaving Manchester City this summer with Arsenal 'believing they can seal' his signature.

    The Brazilian forward was in sensational form on Saturday as he scored four in City's 5-1 win over Watford.

    The 25-year-old only has a year left on his deal at the Etihad and appears to be facing an uncertain future.

    City are closing in on the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, which would limit the game time for Jesus.

    That has sparked Arsenal’s interest, with Mikel Arteta identifying him as a top target for the upcoming transfer window.

    When asked by The Guardian this weekend on whether he will stay at City, Jesus said: “It’s not time to think about this.

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners struggles highlight Arsene's brilliance

    The difficulties that Arsenal have had since Arsene Wenger left the club in 2018 only go to show just how good their legendary manager actually was.

    Wenger was hounded by a section of fans towards the end of his time in North London, often criticised for only targeting a top-four finish – a feat the club haven't achieved in six years.

    And now one the Frenchman's former players believes Wenger's achievements in his later years at the club need to be reassessed.

    In an interview with I News, Kieran Gibbs said: “It showed when he left, right? It showed how tough it was.

    "We used to get in a lot of trouble for just managing to finish in the top four every year. Which is strange, because the whole scope around it now is: who’s going to make the top four?

    “We felt…not ashamed, but we all wanted to win. It just showed the difference even at that high level to go to the next level. We’ve not managed to make the top four since he left."

    Arsenal have a big chance to qualify for the Champions League this year, currently occupying fourth place – two points ahead of Tottenham – with five games remaining.

    “Hopefully they can do it this year and use that as building blocks to compete for titles again," Gibbs continued.

    "They look really good at the moment. It feels like they’ve got a new lease of life.”

  • Sam Dymond

    Mo would sign new deal

    Mohamed Elneny would have no hesitation in signing a new Arsenal deal – despite not being guaranteed gametime at the Emirates.

    The Egyptian has played a key role in recent victories over Manchester United and Chelsea, having not previously featured for the Gunners since New Year's Day.

    The injury to Thomas Partey, however, has offered Elneny the chance to shine, and he's indicated he'd be willing to bide his time again if offered a new contract.

    The Irish Examiner report him as saying: "If I don't play, I keep going until I get my chance.

    "And if Arsenal say 'we want you', I don't think about leaving. It's my family for six years. I love this club."

    The 29-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of June.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Morning, Arsenal fans

    Monday mornings surely don't get much better than this – for Champions League hopes AND transfer speculation.

    Saturday's 3-1 win over Manchester United means the Gunners will stay fourth until at least next Sunday.

    And strikers linked to Arsenal over the weekend include Gabriel Jesus, Victor Osimhen and Tammy Abraham.

    Jesus kept Manchester City top of the Prem with four goals in Saturday's 5-1 defeat of Watford.

    But the 25-year-old is still tipped to leave this summer, a season before his contract ends.

    And transfer guru Fabrizio Romano describes Arsenal's interest in the Brazilian as 'confirmed and serious'.

    But it's claimed the Gunners would have to fork out £67million for Napoli's Osimhen, who is expected to be on Manchester United's wishlist too.

    Ex-Chelsea frontman Abraham is again being linked with the Gunners – should they qualify for the Champions League.

    But he could cost around £50m, compared to the £34m Roma paid for the England ace last summer.

    That's because the 24-year-old has hit 24 goals this season.

    Finally, Arsenal have reportedly been told FC Koln right-winger Jan Thielmann, 19, would cost them £12.5million.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Government back plan to block rogue owners

    Powers to stop rogue owners buying clubs at all levels will be formally backed by the Government today, writes MARTIN LIPTON.

    Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston will announce the 10 main recommendations of November’s “fan-led review” are to be introduced in a Parliamentary Bill.

    That will see the legal establishment of an “independent regulator” with powers to oversee the game at all levels.

    Former Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and her team urged the adoption of a new “integrity test” for owners.

    That is aimed at ensuring no repeat of the chaos that saw Bury go bust after more than a century of football at Gigg Lane.

    Huddleston wants to “protect clubs and their fans from unscrupulous owners” amid concetat the number of clubs throughout the pyramid living beyond their means.

    Huddleston said: “Radical change is needed to protect the future of our national game.

    “We will establish a strong, independent regulator but the football authorities can take action now to tackle issues currently facing the game.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Shearer baffled by Utd display in Arsenal defeat

    Alan Shearer is baffled at what Ralf Rangnick and his staff do in training at Manchester United.

    The Red Devils suffered another crushing defeat yesterday as they were beaten 3-1 at Arsenal to virtually end their top four hopes.

    That result follows the terrible display at Anfield on Tuesday when United were walloped 4-0 by Liverpool.

    And after watching them at the Emirates, the Newcastle and England legend Shearer insists Rangnick’s team showed zero reaction to being “battered” by the Reds.

    Speaking on Match of the Day, he said: “New manager, they’ve been battered by Liverpool, changed personnel – left Harry Maguire out – so I’m thinking there’s going to be a bit of a response, certainly in the first 20 or 30 minutes and there wasn’t at all.

    “Within three minutes you’ve had three big mistakes: Varane and Telles make one and you’ve also got one from Dalot letting Tavares go. 

    “There was no pressing, no organisation, the understanding of when or how to press in this team zero, probably because they don’t know how to do it or they are not working on it at all in training.

    “They don’t know how or when to do it… what they’re doing on the training ground, I don’t know, because it doesn’t look like they’re doing much in terms of the pressing.”

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