‘I love him at Arsenal’ – Former rival praises current star

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville has confessed his love for Gabriel Jesus, who traded Manchester City for Arsenal this summer.

The Gunners made the shrewd move to make the Brazilian their priority signing ahead of the summer transfer window, and managed to fend off our rivals in pursuit of his signature.

He has taken the change in his stride, scoring more than a goal per game in pre-season, before adding five goals and three assists in his eight opening league outings.

Former United and England defender has now admitted that he adores the striker, claiming that he was a fan even when he played for Manchester City also.

“Gabriel Jesus has been brilliant, and I love him to pieces,” Neville told Sky Sports listeners (via HITC).

“I loved him when he was here, I love him at Arsenal, but this is a different stratosphere of player, and that’s not a criticism of Gabriel Jesus.”

I think Jesus is the type of player who it is hard to dislike. I think that is telling by him becoming the most picked player at any point in the Fantasy Premeier League, but it seems pretty obvious that he has taken us to another level. His mentality, his composure, his consistency. He has so many traits which are rubbing off on his team-mates, and it seems crazy to think that he has only played with the vast majority of the team since July.


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  1. How many EPL goals and assists is thought Gabriel Jesus will likely score and provides for Arsenal this season if he played all the 38 games for them? Up to 22 – 25 min-max goals and 13-15 min-max assists? As he currently shows that he’s averaging 5 goals and 3 assists in every 8 EPL games which he has played for Arsenal so far this campaign.
    If he achieves this t numbers of goals scoring and assists tally for Arsenal at season’s end in the EPL. Then he will equalled or even surpassed PEA personal best for Arsenal.

  2. Honestly I never realized he was this good until watching him played for us.

    He so effective you dont realize he’s not very tall.
    Only that other beast from Man City will scores more goal than Jesus this season in my opinion.

    1. The same for me @Gunsmoke.i already put my hands up for being so wrong about him.the way he goes through players,reminds me of a slalom skier!!

    2. I think city knew what they were doing selling Jesus and Sterling for Haarland. It will be interesting though for City and us if either are injured any length of time.

      1. Talk about not selling to your rivals🤣 The guy is a beast, machine, monster, juggernaut and assassin all in one.

  3. So Gary Neville has , it says in this article,”confessed his love for Gabriel Jesus”!
    So, I ask myself , is GARY NEVILLE FINALLY “COMING OUT”!

    And leaving aside the all too typically hyped and wrong use of language , I need to add that in THIS INSTANCE, Neville is being a good judge of talent.

    Strangely enough- and this is MY confession- when he was at City, he used to irritate me with his constant quizzically raised eyebrows.

    And for some odd reason- almost certainly due to my own natural Arsenal bias – I now “love” those same eyebrows.

    How’s that for hypocrisy! Ah, double standards! Wherever would we ALL be without them!!

  4. To be fair, I never really fancied him as much until we signed him and then I started seeing him in different light…

    If I had my way back then, I’d probably have said “don’t sign him” but now I’m super glad that we did…

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