Gabriel Jesus was thrilled after marking his home Arsenal debut with two goals in a thumping 4-2 win over Leicester City.
The summer signing from Manchester City enjoyed a stellar pre-season campaign and earned plaudits for an eye-catching performance in last weekend’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Jesus, however, was thrilled to get off the mark this afternoon with a superb curling shot and then doubled Arsenal’s lead with a predatory header at the far post.
Not content with that, the Brazil international also provided the assists for goals scored by Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Jesus that helped thwart a Leicester comeback.
‘I am so happy because we played so good against a tough opponent,’ said the £45million summer recruit.
‘I work all day every day to score goals.
‘I was not unhappy at Manchester City, I just wanted to play and the club understood.’
Asked how happy he was to have got off the mark in a subsequent interview, Jesus added: A lot, a a lot. I just wanted to play and the club understand.
‘Sometimes players just want to play and I’m the same. Here I come, every day I train, me and Eddie, he has a lot of quality and a lot of confidence to play as well.
‘Arsenal have two good strikers.’
Assessing the performance of his headline summer signing, meanwhile, Mikel Arteta purred: We know what Gabi can do.
‘He is disappointed in that dressing room because he said he could have scored four. I would not like to play against him. So mobile, so intuitive, always sharp.’
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