Even though it was only a preseason match, Gabriel Jesus‘ two goals in yesterday’s 5-3 friendly victory over FC Nurnberg marked the start of his Arsenal career and thrilled the crowd.
After the game, he was asked by local media if he felt under pressure following his £45 million transfer from Manchester City and was referred to as “the superstar of the team.”
“I don’t want to be the superstar, you know?”, he replied.
“I just want to play football, go out on the pitch and help my teammates, like a family we have to do it together.
“Everything. Outside the pitch, on the pitch, so I’m not here to be ‘the man’. I’m here to help, to learn with these guys as well, and to win together.”
He also took time to express his gratitude to the people at the club who have helped him settle in so quickly.
“I’m so, so proud. I’m proud to be here at this big club,” he told the official website.
“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.