Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus calls new Tottenham signing Richarlison ‘amazing’
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 19
Gabriel Jesus has moved from Man City to Arsenal (Photo: Getty)

’s new forward Gabriel Jesus has somewhat controversially heaped praise upon Tottenham’s new signing Richarlison.

Both players have made big money moves this summer, with Jesus heading to the Emirates from for £45million, while Richarlison has gone to the white half of North from for £52m.

A lot is expected of the two attackers, who know each other very well as international teammates for Brazil, winning the 2019 Copa America together.

And given their new clubs, they should now become fierce rivals, however that doesn’t appear to be the case at the moment, with Jesus having nothing but praise for his fellow 25-year-old.

‘I hope we both can be fighting for the Golden Boot at the end of the season,’ he told Sky Sports when asked who would score more goals in the upcoming campaign.

‘I like him. He’s a very good guy. Amazing player.

Tottenham have signed Richarlison from Everton for £52m (Photo: Getty)

‘So, I wish him all the best. But not against Arsenal.’

History suggests that Jesus will win this particular scoring battle, having netted 58 goals and made 29 assists in 159 Premier League games for the Citizens since his debut in January 2017.

By comparison, Richarlison, who arrived in England via Watford in the summer of 2017, has scored 48 goals and made 16 assists in 173 games for the Hornets and the Toffees.

The stats have to be taken with a pinch of salt though, given Jesus has been playing for an incredible City side that has enabled him to win four Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups, whereas Richarlison has spent most of his career in midtable obscurity or battling relegation.

Nevertheless, Jesus would still be a safe bet to score more goals, as he is set to play a central and pivotal role in Arsenal’s attack, whilst Richarlison will more than likely be used in rotation with Tottenham’s already impressive front-line of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski.

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