Former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre believes Gabriel Jesus will score more than 20 goals this season in the Premier League.
Gabriel Jesus played in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace but did not score. The Brazilian had opportunities but failed to capitalize. He’s scored seven goals in eight games since signing for £45 million from Manchester City.
Gabriel Martinelli, his Brazilian counterpart, scored Arsenal’s first goal, with Saka’s deflected shot giving Arsenal the victory.
Before joining Arsenal in 2008, Silvestre spent nine years at Manchester United, where he won ten major trophies.
I think he should score in the 20s. 20 goals should be his mark this season, minimum. It’s an interesting one because it depends [how he is asked to play]. A lot of the time he is outside of the box, drifting left and right. A lot of time on the right, but he ends up scoring a lot of goals in the box.
His energy and the dynamic with [Gabriel] Martinelli with them speaking the same language. He’s going to have a big impact if he stays fit because he’s also someone who doesn’t shy away from challenges. Sometimes, you feel like he’s on the edge and certainly gives 100% all the time.