Ray Parlour praised Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus following his performance in the Europa League last week.
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Arsenal defeated Bodo-Glimt 3-0, thanks to goals from Eddie Nketia, Holding, and Vieira. The victory propels Arsenal to the top of their Europa League group.
On Thursday night, Jesus came off the bench to provide a stunning assist against Bodo Glimt, drifting past two defenders on the left before teeing up Fabio Vieira for Arsenal’s third goal.
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And Parlour has been astounded by how good the Brazilian has been since his arrival in the summer.
He said on talkSPORT:
“He’s so lively isn’t he. The way he just turned on the half turn and once he’s got that little turn of pace he goes past the defender and they can’t bring him down.”
“His ball skills are so good in front of goal,unbelievable. Do you know what it is. He’s the main man now. At City, you know, he was a fringe player wasn’t he.”
“Wasn’t playing on a regular basis. Now he’s centre-forward, he drifts out to the left quite often a little like Thierry Henry used to.
I know he’s a totally different player to Thierry Henry but he’s been an absolute revelation since he’s been at arsenal.”
“So has Zincehnko. The recruitment, we always say is so important in football clubs. ‘It’s been spot on.”