Mikel Arteta says he’s excited to work with Gabriel Jesus after the Brazilian completed his £45m from Man City today.

The pair have history from the manager’s time in Manchester, and bringing in a top class forward has been a key part of this summer’s business.

It has taken a bit of time for it to be completed, but that shouldn’t take away from what is an exciting deal for the club.

Speaking to the official site, Arteta said, “I’m very excited. The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature. I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here.

“This is a position that’s been on our radar for a long time now and we have managed to get a player that we all wanted, so I’m really happy.”

While Technical Director Edu said of the arrival of his compatriot, “We are delighted that we have secured the transfer of Gabriel. Everyone who knows football well, knows the qualities of Gabriel Jesus.

“Gabriel is a player who we have admired for a long time now. He is 25 years old and an established Brazil international who has consistently demonstrated that he is a player at a very high level.

“We look forward to seeing him join up with his new teammates ahead of the new season. We all welcome Gabriel to Arsenal.”

As everyone knows, the new boy will wear the number 9 for the duration of his five year contract.