Gabriel Jesus is very happy after opening Arsenal account in comeback win over Nurnberg

We finally got to see Gabriel Jesus in Arsenal colours yesterday in our first pre-season game at Nurnberg, but we had to wait until Mikel Arteta put him on in the second half, at which point the Gunners were already two goals down to the Bundesliga 2 side.

But within two minutes of coming on, Jesus had pulled one back, and he went on complete our great comeback with Arsenal’s 5th goal on 75 minutes to give us a 5-3 win.

It may have only been a friendly, but Jesus certainly made his mark very quickly , and he was understandably happy after the game. “I’m so, so proud. I’m proud to be here at this big club,” he told

“I’ve completed four or five days together with the lads, and I just want to say thank you to everyone at Arsenal because they make me feel at home. Everyone is talking, coming to me and saying ‘good luck, we are happy to have you here’, and I’m happy to be here as well. That makes me feel at home.”

“I’m feeling good,” he continued. “Sometimes it’s hard because I had more than 20 days without running, without doing anything, just trying to get some sleep with my new baby and my girlfriend!

“Today was a difficult first half. We have to understand a little bit because we had young players, and they are a strong team. They played long ball, so it was difficult for us. But at the end we came back, and because everyone is together like a team, we did it.”

“I’ve just come to be part of this amazing club, amazing team, and then to win together,” he added. “I believe a lot in the project at this club. I can’t wait to play at our amazing stadium.”

So, all in all it was a good introduction from the Brazilian, and we can expect more once he gets back to match fitness, and with three games coming up in America and then his first appearance at the Emirates (expected to be when we face Sevilla in the Emirates Cup) Arteta should have him fit and ready for the opening game of the season.

C’mon Jesus, we just want to see goals, more goals and then some more goals!



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  1. Still early days and it is nurnberg but that was one hell of a performance from Jesus. He lifted the team with his energy immediately he came on.

  2. What a way to announce his presences I see him scoring goals
    When Mohammed and Jesus are in one team what do we expect….

  3. The most interesting bit for me was how well he and Nketiah linked up. If it continues, gives another option

  4. What an enthusiastic guy Gabriel Jesus is. He really sparkles and will be a great dressing room personality. Good to see confidence.
    Hopefully with a new quality midfield player signed, and William Saliba back, we may put in a top level challenge. Don’t let us down, we need the glory days to return. Starting to get excited.

    1. So true. It looks like he’s feeling relaxed and settled already. His positivity is already rubbing off on the guys around him. Long may it continue!

  5. Fingers crossed that this is just a taste of things to come.

    He’s in his Prime so we’re all expecting a lot from him next season.

  6. Fantastic performance by Jesus although it was only a friendly. His link up play and pressing are as important as his goals. If he is able to consistently score goals for Arsenal, than that solves a major problem of last season. Add another quality midfielder and a back up LB and we are good to go. But our defence was a bit concerning as we let in 3 goals, Turner was a bit nervous at times. Of course, the defender Walters is only 17 and it was his first start for Arsenal at any level and Turner has just come into the PL and needs settling time, so all in all we have positives to look at although improvement might be still needed in a few areas. Was also impressed by the performance of Elneny, changed the midfield scenario totally after he came on. Pepe was good at times but I dont think Arteta will start him in PL games unless required and anyway he may not remain with Arsenal. If Pepe goes, I would like to see either Raphinha or another quality winger to come in.

  7. Jesus seems very at home here, not a single sign this lad has miss the champion, am still baffled when one fan says he’s in for a culture shock

    You have to understand when some fans say Arsenal should only sign players that wants to join

  8. I have watched videos of Jesus first days at Arsenal and he came across very well,more importantly he really seems delighted to have signed for us and also with our stadium, facilities,staff…and called Arsenal a big club several times, considering that he was at City this has to be a very good sign.

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