ESPN pundit Nedum Onuoha has hailed Arsenal‘s front three – especially Gabriel Jesus, who he thinks is really strong.
The Brazilian joined the Gunners from Manchester City for £45 million (Goal) this summer. He has been a revelation since, scoring five goals and providing five assists in just nine starts in all competitions.
Pundit says Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus is ‘really strong’
Arsenal fans expected Jesus to bring in goals, assists and an incredible work rate. He has definitely lived up to all of those expectations, but there is a side of his game that has surprised quite a few people – his strength.
The 25-year-old is only 5ft 9in tall, but his hold-up play is really impressive. He has the strength to retain possession with his back to goal and also the balance to stay on his feet even when challenged by really tough defenders.
Onuoha, who knows a thing or two about defending, has been really impressed with Jesus’ strength and hailed the Arsenal number nine.
He told ESPN: “You’ve got someone like Gabriel Jesus who’s desperate to score goals but also has incredible work rate.
“Even though he’s not exactly 6ft 3in and weighs 90 kilos, he’s pushing people around. He’s really strong with really nice footwork.”
Things really are coming together for Arsenal, aren’t they?
Their backline looks solid, their midfield is really good and their attack is more than capable of blowing teams away.
Mikel Arteta deserves immense praise for everything he has done over the last few years. He has built a side capable of going toe to toe with almost every team in the Premier League, and Jesus is now a big part of that.
The Brazilian is the complete package and has really helped Arsenal step up this term. If he keeps going at this rate until the end of the campaign, the Gunners will end up having a really successful season.