Gabriel Jesus speaks out after Arsenal held talks to sign the Man City striker

Arsenal have made a switch to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City

Arsenal have made a move to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City (Action Images via Reuters)

Gabriel Jesus insists he will not be distracted by speculations about his future after Arsenal tried to sign the Manchester City striker.

The 25-year-old has struggled for playing time this season and he has started only 17 times in the Premier League and only once in the Champions League so far.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are looking for a new leading striker after failing to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window and have already made a move for Jesus.

Reports have claimed that Arsenal have held talks with the Brazilian national team representative and the striker is open to joining Mikel Arteta’s side this summer.

But after scoring four of City’s goals in their 5-1 win over Watford on Saturday, Jesus is convinced his only focus is to end the campaign at a high level.

“It’s not time to think about this,” Jesus said.

Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in Manchester City's 5-1 win over Watford

Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in Manchester City’s 5-1 win over Watford (Getty)

‘You expect me to say this and it’s true. No time to think about this, now is the best moment of the season.

‘I want to enjoy it, keep the focus on my teammates to fight for the Premier League. I’ve already won three times with my teammates so I know how it feels and I would love to again.

‘We have a tough match on Tuesday against Real Madrid, a tough opponent. That’s my focus. ‘

Speaking after City’s win over Watford, Guardiola admitted he was uncertain about Jesus’ future after Arsenal’s approach.

‘I want to tell you something, Gabriel is our player. I do not know what is going to happen, but he is a Manchester City player, Guardiola said.

But Gabriel does not have to perform as well as he does today to score four goals to know exactly what he can do. Against Liverpool in the FA Cup he had two clear chances man against man and he missed them but he is always there and Gabriel has this incredible ability because he always thinks what is best for the team.

‘A thousand million moves, he does not get the ball, and he still makes a thousand million moves for the others.

‘And personally, when he has nights like this, I’m the happiest man in the world because he’s always there.

‘If he does not play, he is there and trains the next day, as if it is his last day, that is why he wants a long career, he wants a successful career because of the incredible positivity in his mind and thinking for the team. ‘

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