Gabriel Jesus scored for his second game in a row as Arsenal produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in a friendly. Jesus scored a brace on his debut in a 5-3 win over Nurnberg. He opened the scoring in the 33rd minute before Bukayo Saka doubled their advantage in the 36th minute.
Arsenal: Turner, Cedric (Bellerin 45), Saliba (Mari 72), Gabriel (Walters 72), Tavares (Holding 45), Partey (Elneny 45), Xhaka (Sambi 72), Saka (Pepe 45), Odegaard (Maitland-Niles 45), Martinelli (Nelson 72), Jesus (Nketiah 45)
Everton: Pickford (Crellin 45), Patterson (Mills 45), Nkounkou (Keane 45), Holgate (Tarkowski 45), Mina (Welch 45), Godfrey (Mykolenko 45), Doucoure (Gbamin 45), Davies (Warrington 45), Dele (Iwobi 45), Gary (Gordon 45), Calvert-Lewin (Rondon 45)
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “He creates chaos, he creates uncertainty and he’s always on your shoulder. He’s always there to nick the ball off you, he’s always in front of the goal. He’s a real threat and this is what we need. The moment we give the ball away he is straight away active and putting pressure and getting his team behind him. He has a lot of leadership skills, I can see straight away what he’s doing with the boys and he’s the type of guy that we want. He looks really sharp, really dynamic. (He’s got) a really good understanding with his teammates straight away. They are looking for him, he’s generating chances, good connections around specific spaces we want to exploit with him especially, and yeah, we’re really happy.”
“He’s very versatile, but obviously, the way we would like to develop him, is in that position,” he added. “But not on his own sometimes, but don’t close that door because Gabby in relation to what the opponent does in certain games we are going to have to use him in different positions. He is open to that and he knows it’s part of his strength as well.”
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