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Gabriel Jesus Scores Brilliant Goal As Arsenal Beat Everton In Pre-Season Friendly

Rory O'Callaghan

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Gabriel Jesus Scores Brilliant Goal As Arsenal Beat Everton In Pre-Season Friendly

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus continued his excellent pre-season form with a brilliant goal and an assist as the Gunners beat Everton 2-0 on their tour of the United States.

He took his pre-season goals tally to three on Sunday as Arsenal beat Everton at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, the home of NFL side the Baltimore Ravens.

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Jesus put Arsenal ahead in the 33rd minute, expertly controlling a corner kick with a sensational first touch before firing an unstoppable finish past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The Brazil international then turned provider just two minutes later, setting up Bukayo Saka to score.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta praised Jesus after the match and believes he has the ability to "create chaos" in opposing defences.

"He creates uncertainty and he's always on your shoulder," said Arteta.

"He's a real threat and this is what we need. He's very versatile, but obviously the way we would like to develop him is in that [number nine] position."

Jesus signed a five-year deal with Arsenal last month, leaving City after five successful years at the Etihad.

Chelsea were also keen to sign the striker but ran out of time to hijack the deal, according to his agent, Marcelo Pettinati. 

"Chelsea were one of the teams that tried to hijack the Arsenal move," Pettinati said.

"They tried very hard in the final days to get him. By that point, we'd already chosen our new project.”

Arsenal fans will be hoping Jesus continues his excellent form when the Gunners face Orlando City in their next pre-season friendly on Thursday.

They will then face Chelsea and Sevilla in their remaining friendlies before kicking off their Premier League season against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on August 5.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Everton & Instagram/Arsenal

Topics: Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus, Football, Everton, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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