Garth Crooks has praised Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus and questioned why he was not chosen for the national team.
Gabriel Jesus joined Arsenal from Manchester City in the summer and has made an immediate impact. He has four goals in seven Premier League games. The Brazilian scored as Arsenal defeated Brentford 3-0.
Despite his outstanding performances for the Gunners, Jesus was unexpectedly left out of the Brazilian national team. Garth Crooks, writing in his BBC Sport column, stated:
“From the moment Gabriel Jesus put on an Arsenal shirt he’s been playing like a man possessed. His enthusiasm and appetite for the game is immense. He’s not just scoring goals for the Gunners but leading the line.”
His movement around the pitch is fantastic and he plays the game with an infectious arrogance that is spreading through the Arsenal team like wildfire, and the reason why they currently sit on top of the Premier League.“
“The way Jesus generated enough power, on a beautifully flighted ball from Xhaka, to beat David Raya in the Brentford goal provided a glimpse of just how fit and strong Jesus actually is.”
“Why Brazil haven’t selected him for their national team during the international break is a total mystery to me.”