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It's been a pleasure playing for Manchester City - Gabriel Jesus says upon Arsenal arrival

Brazilian forward, Gabriel Jesus has thanked the management of Manchester City after a five and a half year spell with the Premier League champions.

The 25-year old said this during his unveiling at Arsenal after signing a long term deal with the North Londoners for £45m.

"It's been a pleasure to play for Manchester City," Jesus said.

"I feel like I am a better player now than when I arrived - and to win 11 trophies has been amazing. My four Premier League titles are particularly special for me.*

"I want to thank everyone at City - the manager, my teammates and the fans - for all the support they have given me over the past five-and-a-half years."

Jesus, who made 236 appearances and scored 95 goals for City, winning four Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup, will now wear the number 9 jersey at Arsenal, a number formerly worn by Alexander Lacazette.

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, expressed his happiness over the transfer of the Brazilian striker from City to the Emirates.

"The club has done a tremendous job to recruit a player of this stature," he said.

"I know Gabriel personally very well, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and being really successful here," the Gunners manager said.

"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."

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