Gabriel Jesus has thanked everyone associated with Manchester City and said “it is time to live a new dream” after completing his move to Arsenal.
The Brazil international spent five-and-a-half years at the Etihad Stadium.
And scored 95 goals in 234 appearances for City in all competitions.
However, following the arrivals of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Jesus has opted to depart the club in a deal worth £45million.
Arsenal confirmed the signing of Jesus on a long-term deal on Monday, and the 25-year-old took to Twitter to pay his respects to City.
“Thanks, Man City, and all the people who made this club my life for all these years.
“Time to live a new dream!”
Jesus becomes Arsenal’s fourth window signing following the arrivals of Matt Turner, Marquinhos and Fabio Vieira.
He had a solid end to the 2021-22 campaign as City retained the Premier League title.
One of 11 trophies won during an illustrious spell in Manchester.
And the Palmeiras academy product feels he is departing City as a better player than the one who arrived as a teenager in 2017.
He told the club’s official website:
“It’s been a pleasure to play for Manchester City.
“I am a better player now than when I arrived.
“To win 11 trophies has been excellent. My four Premier League titles are exceptional 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 will wear the number nine shirt at Emirates Stadium, was thanked by the City director of football Txiki Begiristain for his services to the club.
“Gabriel is a fantastic professional, and I want to thank him for what he has given Manchester City since he came here in 2017,” Begiristain said.
“His hard work and dedication to this club cannot be questioned. He has been a brilliant servant, and I have no doubt he will continue to be a success.”
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