The Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal transfer rumour is certainly one that has captured the imagination of one supporter in particular with regards to a creative way to announce his signing.
As previously reported by football.london, talks over a potential move to the Emirates Stadium for the Brazil international started all the way back in November with Gunners technical director Edu remaining in contact with the striker’s agent and it may not be too long before a deal is concluded.
This is because reports suggest that personal terms with the 25-year-old have been agreed. If this development is true then all that stands in the way of a Gabriel Jesus and Mikel Arteta reunion is an agreement between Arsenal and Manchester City over a transfer fee.
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Should that happen between now and transfer deadline day on August 31st and the Gunners seal a move for the Brazilian then naturally supporters will be looking forward to seeing the striker holding up the Arsenal shirt at his unveiling – and potentially with the number 9 on the back given Alexandre Lacazette is leaving at the end of June.
However, for @AlexAFC on Twitter, the announcement video for Gabriel Jesus’ signing is just as important – if not more so – with the user recommending a creative way to get it done using current Arsenal trio Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Magalhaes as well as Eddie Nketiah.
“If the announcement video isn’t Nketiah ringing the phone, saying ‘hello, Gabriel?’ and then Martinelli and Gabriel M. picking the phone up and Eddie saying ‘sorry, wrong Gabriel’ and then ringing Jesus, I’ll be disappointed,” the tweet stated.
It’s safe to assume that Gabriel and Martinelli’s involvement is simply down to the fact they are Brazilian and currently on international duty with Jesus – until Saturday at the latest – so the opportunity is there to make the most of the compatriots all being in the same place at the same time.
Meanwhile, the reason for the phone-themed announcement video is because Gabriel Jesus and Nketiah both perform the ‘telephone’ goal celebration after finding the back of the net. This was on show numerous times towards the end of last season and would be a creative way to strike up an immediate bond between the two strikers.
Of course, the two celebrations are not exactly linked. For example, Jesus has been celebrating his goals for club and country this way since 2017 and has even revealed the story behind it is that he is pretending to ring his mother. “It was a joke with my friends, a ‘Hello, mother’,” he said, as per the Manchester Evening News. “My friends know why. My mother knows too. It was a celebration for them.”
As for Nketiah, it’s something he started doing long before breaking into the first-team picture at Arsenal and has stuck with him ever since.
“It’s just a little phone call! In pre-season Arsenal Media came up with a little thing ‘call me if you need a goal’ so I have kind of just stuck with it,” he told the club’s official website. “A lot of my friends like it so they are eager for me to dial them up if I get on the scoresheet so I try to enjoy each goal, whether that is youth level, in the park, anywhere I always try to celebrate and enjoy it and it is always a blessing to score.”