Arsenal’s No. 9 Gabriel Jesus has spoken out about his move from Manchester City to Arsenal, claiming that he now feels more ‘free on the pitch.’
Jesus joined Arsenal for £45 million and has since scored four goals in seven Premier League games. He has three assists as well.
His overall presence and winning mentality have energized the entire squad, as evidenced by their current league-leading position.
Arsenal will look to make it seven wins from eight games when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Jesus told ESPN Brasil about his move to north London:
“The thing was the way [Guardiola] understands football and what he wanted.”
“At City, it was different. The striker didn’t touch the ball that much, you see this by watching the games. And, when it was time to touch the ball, it was not the striker, because [Guardiola] ended up putting a midfielder to come closer.”
“OK, fine. So, I decided to change. I talked a lot with Arteta about Arsenal’s style. He knows me, I know him, I understood what he wanted from me.”
“Now, I’m free on the pitch, playing football with a smile on my face and trying to do my best all the time.”