Gabriel Jesus is the player Micah Richards expects to see a lot of in this campaign.
The Brazilian, who recently transferred from Manchester City to Arsenal, has recently established himself as one of the top players in England. Some football fans were shocked to learn that City had consented to let him leave.
A number of players have been predicted to shine in this season, but former City player Richards believes Jesus is the player to watch. He is expected to become the main man at Arsenal, and that should make him one of the biggest stars in the league.
He writes in his Daily Mail Column:
Gabriel Jesus really intrigues me. All through his Manchester City career, I used to look at him and wonder whether he was from the top bracket. I would watch him in games and have some doubts but then I would look at the runs he made and the selfless things he did for the team.
The runs he used to make and the shapes he made with his body allowed City’s system to flourish and he also scored some big goals.
He always had to put up with people saying he wasn’t as good as Sergio Aguero and he was always frustrated that he wasn’t the main man.
Now he’s got that chance at Arsenal and his form in pre-season has been unbelievable — something from which he can only take confidence. He will certainly be Mikel Arteta’s main man and I want to see how he handles that responsibility.