Arsenal legend Kevin Campbell praises Gabriel Jesus, claiming he is more ‘complete’ than departing French forward Alexandre Lacazette.
Gabriel Jesus joined Arsenal from Manchester City this summer for £40 million and has since scored three goals and made three assists in six EPL games for Arsenal.
The Gunners’ new number nine is also the league’s most fouled player at the moment.
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His pressing and mobility make it difficult for defenders to contain him, frequently creating opportunities for Bukayo Saka and Martinelli to capitalise.
Arsenal currently leads the Premier League with 15 points, and Campbell attributes the team’s strong start to Jesus’ role up front.
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He said, via football insider:
“Lacazette did a good job linking play but he did not have the energy and the speed to be able to transfer that to the top end. He was not dynamic in the box the way Jesus is. Jesus is dynamite. I think he is perfect for what Arsenal do.”
Saka and Martinelli and revelling in the fact that they have got him. You have to account for him. When you account for him it leaves space for Saka and Martinelli. Saka got his goal at the weekend.”