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Gabriel Jesus’ outrageous highlights against Leicester City, he was simply unplayable

Marcus Chan

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Gabriel Jesus’ outrageous highlights against Leicester City, he was simply unplayable

Gabriel Jesus showed exactly what he is capable of after putting in a stellar display on his Premier League home debut for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta’s side were on top from start to finish and comfortably swept Leicester aside as they claimed a 4-2 victory. 

Arsenal’s performance was fantastic but it was summer signing Jesus who really stole the show after scoring twice and also providing two assists. You can watch his highlights below. 

The Brazilian opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, after picking up the ball inside the Leicester box, he produced a stunning curling effort into the back of the net. 

Jesus then doubled his side’s advantage after some clever movements from a corner allowed him to head in at the far post unmarked. 

He could’ve had a hat trick before the half time whistle after being played through but was denied by Foxes keeper, Danny Ward. 

In the second half, Jesus turned provider as he cushioned the ball for Granit Xhaka to tap home after a mistake by Ward. 

He then had a hand in Arsenal’s fourth goal as he played the pass to Gabriel Martinelli, before the winger beautifully converted on his left foot. 

Jesus was taken off in the 84th minute and received a huge standing ovation by the Emirates faithful as they purred over the masterclass produced by the club’s marquee signing of the summer. 

It is extremely early days but if Jesus’ form continues like this, there are no reasons why Arsenal cannot mount an unexpected charge for the Premier League title. 

After the match, Jesus told Premier League productions: “First of all I am so happy because we played so good against a tough opponent. We know the quality of Leicester, they have a lot of good players that run behind like Vardy who is one of the top strikers that I have seen.” 

When asked whether he should have had a hat trick, he said: “For sure I work all day everyday to score goals.” 

Jesus then spoke about his exit from Manchester City this summer. 

He added: “I was not unhappy at Manchester City, I just wanted to play and the club understood. Players just want to play.” 

Arsenal have been crying out for a striker capable of putting away chances created, Alexandre Lacazette only managed two goals from open play last season, Jesus managed that in 35 minutes. 

Arteta will hope his side can build on their momentum next weekend as they travel to the Vitality stadium to play against Bournemouth. 

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@neyzleftbl

Topics: Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus, Mikel Arteta

Marcus Chan
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