Gabriel Jesus made a memorable start to life in an Arsenal shirt on Friday, coming off the bench to score twice in a 5-3 win over Nurnberg in a friendly in Germany.
The Gunners were 2-0 down when the striker came on at half-time and he netted in less than two minutes, before scoring again with 15 minutes to play.
The result clearly means very little in pre-season, but it was a brilliant start for Jesus in terms of morale, confidence and in getting Arsenal fans even more excited about his arrival.
The 25-year-old is speaking very positively about life at Arsenal already and has thanked everyone at the club for the warmest of welcomes since arriving from Manchester City earlier this summer.
‘I’m so, so proud. I’m proud to be here at this big club,’ he told Arsenal club media.
‘I’ve completed four or five days together with the lads, and I just want to say thank you to everyone at Arsenal because they make me feel at home. Everyone is talking, coming to me and saying “good luck, we are happy to have you here”, and I’m happy to be here as well. That makes me feel at home.’
‘That’s why we brought him here, to put the ball in the back of the net and obviously for his confidence and for him to believe in what we are doing I think it’s really important and he’s settled really well.
‘I know him really well because I worked with him before and I know that there’s not going to be any issue there.’
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