Mikel Arteta is ecstatic about Gabriel Jesus’ immediate influence at Arsenal.
The Brazilian international scored another goal and provided an assist as the Gunners defeated Everton 2-0 on Sunday in Baltimore after scoring a brace against Nurnberg a week earlier.
Afterward, Arteta remarked, “He generates confusion, he creates uncertainty, and he’s always on your shoulder.
He is constantly in front of the goal and ready to steal the ball from you. He poses a genuine threat, thus we require this.
“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.”
“I really like the energy around the group, the players that we have brought in, how they have settled in and to maintain a lot of positive things we did last season and to encourage them to keep developing as a team and always play to win, which is the reason why we are here.
“As I said many times, they are a fantastic group of people. They welcome everybody in the right way, it’s a really easy group to handle, with some really good characters. From what I’ve seen so far they already feel like they’ve been here for a long time.”