Gabriel Jesus describes discussions he had regarding his role at Arsenal with Mikel Arteta and Edu, saying, “I made it clear.”.

Gabriel Jesus has admitted that when he first joined the club, he told Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, and sporting director Edu that he wanted to play as a central striker, but his opinion has since changed.

 

In order to play as a No. 1, Gabriel Jesus “made it clear.”.

When he left Manchester City for Arsenal, he played no.9, but he is now content to play out wide as well.

 

Jesus joined Arsenal last summer and became the Gunners’ first-choice striker, scoring 11 goals in 26 Premier League games.

However, manager Mikel Arteta has chosen to stick with Eddie Nketiah as the central striker this season and Jesus has made all three of his league starts from the wing.

 

Jesus missed the first few games of the season due to knee surgery, but Nketiah excelled in his place, scoring twice in three games to earn a spot in the England squad.

But given that he hasn’t registered a league goal since Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Fulham in August, some have suggested that Jesus should take Nketiah’s place as the No. 9.

 

Jesus discussed being used widely in his opening remarks for the season while serving with Brazil on international duty.

It’s important to note that I’ve played a variety of roles at Arsenal, he said.

 

 

“Edu and Arteta spoke to me when I decided to transfer from City to Arsenal, and I made it clear that I’d like to play 9.

It was Arsenal’s idea for me to play the position 9 loosely.

We’ve had injuries this season, and I’ve played three up front in the most recent games.

 

 

“For a while, I considered simply stating that I wished to play the position of 9, but I am here to support the team.

God has blessed me with the ability and adaptability to play in all three forward positions.

I prefer not to make a decision.

“.

 

 

Even though the 26-year-old has only managed one league goal so far this year, Arteta is optimistic that he will soon be back to his best. Speaking last month, Arteta claimed that after joining the club, Jesus “changed our world.”.

 

 

Gabriel Jesus has talked openly about the various roles he has filled for Arsenal.

 

He is a fantastic player and very important to us, according to Arteta.

“Last season, he altered our world.

Everyone present could see that.

He will play a significant role for us.

I believe he instilled in opponents a distinct energy, belief, threat, and fear.

 

And he did it in a very organic manner. He made a significant contribution to the progress we made last season.

By playing the way he does and making space for others, he undoubtedly attracts a lot of attention from opponents.

That’s a significant characteristic of his.

 

“It was a no-brainer for us to sign a player who you know, who has succeeded in the league, and who has the desire and the right reasons to join us.

And it was obvious right away how he affected the team.

“.

 

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