Ian Wright praises Gabriel Jesus after watching Arsenal star during pre-season training
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 08
Ian Wright was impressed with Gabriel Jesus after watching the new Arsenal signing train earlier this week (Picture: Arsenal)

was impressed with Gabriel Jesus’ display of razor-sharp finishing after watching the new signing during training in Germany.

The Brazil international signed from in a £45million deal earlier this week and has linked up with his new teammates immediately.

Jesus is set to make his non-competitive debut against Nurnberg this evening and looks likely to hit the ground running judging by the early evidence.

Arsenal released footage of the Brazil international on Friday morning and he was captured twisting Pablo Mari inside out, before firing a low shot beyond fellow new recruit Matt Turner in goal.

After the session, Jesus was embraced by Wright who had been talking to his international teammate Gabriel Martinelli.

‘Some nice finishing there Jesus man, some nice finishing,’ said Wright.

Gabriel Jesus will shoulder the goalscring expectations at Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)

‘This is good man, but just remember get through this. I’m happy for us this year. This is it, it’s happening.

‘It’s so good to be among this I can feel the energy.’

Eyebrows were raised when Jesus swapped champions City for Arsenal but the versatile forward insists he has made the right choice for a career that had threatened to stall and cannot wait to get started.

‘I followed Arsenal when I was young because of [Thierry] Henry,” Jesus said. ‘Obviously I didn’t follow too many European teams but when I saw some of the players that played here, I was like “wow, this club is big.”

‘When I played against Arsenal I was looking at the Emirates and it was a very good stadium, so I’m very excited to play here.

‘I’m so happy to sign for this big club. Since day one when I knew I could come to play for Arsenal, I was happy. I know the staff, I know some players, the Brazilian ones. I know there are a lot of top players.

‘They are young and I’m still young as well, so I am so happy to be here to help. I come to help, to learn as well and to try to do my best.’


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