Gabriel Jesus Sends A ‘Brutal’ Reminder To Manchester City 

Gabriel Jesus’ stellar performance against Leicester City yesterday was nothing but a brutal reminder to Manchester City.

The Brazilian international was offloaded by Pep Guardiola this summer following the coming in of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez. With the coming of the aforementioned two strikers, Jesus had no option but to leave Etihad to reignite his relationship with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.

After being criticized on his first Premier League game against Crystal Palace in which he [Jesus] failed to make an impact, he proved his critics wrong yesterday. The former City striker grabbed a brace and two assists as the Gunners thrashed Leicester 4-2 at Emirates stadium.

Jesus had to prove that he is still a lethal striker despite being offloaded as excess baggage, making a room for Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

What Mikel Arteta Said About Jesus’ Performance

Mikel Arteta had to shower Jesus with praise for his performances against Leicester.

That’s why we took him off. He has played 18 starts in the last two seasons and we’re going to demand him to start a lot of games so we have to manage that load. The way we train is different and we have to be on top of that. But we know what Gabi can do. He scored two and got two assists and is still disappointed because he thinks he should have scored four. That’s the standard, that’s the mentality, you need to go to a different level.”

He added:

“His presence lifts the standards, the way he is every day, the way he’s talking to them, the way they are connecting. It’s very natural but it’s pretty impressive to do it that quickly.”