Ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes it is a good sign that rival supporters are unhappy with the Gunners signing Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.
The Brazilian is expected to complete his £45m move to the Emirates imminently and Campbell is happy that they’ve managed to secure the player’s services ahead of their opponents:
“You know what I really love about the Jesus (transfer). I like the fact that Spurs fans and Chelsea fans are upset. He never went to them. He has come to us. That always goes down well. So, I love that part.”
It is believed that both manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu played a key role in persuading Jesus to snub other offers and make the switch to the Gunners.
The 25-year-old worked with Arteta when he was assistant manager at City, and the pair have a strong working relationship. Edu, meanwhile, has good contacts with both the player and his agent, having worked for Brazil’s national team when Jesus was coming through the ranks.
When the signing of Jesus is confirmed, he will become Arsenal’s fourth addition of the summer after Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner.