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Arsenal: Arteta hails Jesus for elite mentality after Leicester display

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The newly-signed striker made a brilliant first impression at Emirates.

Mikel Arteta has praised Gabriel Jesus after his incredible display against Leicester City on Saturday.

Jesus scored twice and provided two assists in his home debut for Arsenal as the Gunners claimed a 4-2 win. Speaking in a post-match press conference, Arteta singled out the four-time Premier League winner for praise.

“I think it lifts the standards with the way that he’s training every day and the way that he’s talking,” said the Arsenal boss.

“It’s very natural, but at the same time it’s pretty impressive to do it that quickly, but then we are asking other players to score goals as well. 

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“If you want to be at the top then we’re going to have to score a lot of goals and we cannot rely on two or three players.

“We know what Gabby can do. He scored two and assisted two and he’s still disappointed in the dressing room because he said he could have scored four.

“That’s the standard, that’s the mentality that if you want to go to a different level, you need that mentality.”

He added: “I wouldn’t like to play against him. I have never been a defender, but I can imagine that they don’t enjoy it. 

“He’s so mobile, so intuitive and is always sharp and proactive to play in any moment and any phase of the game and he’s a real threat.”

Having won their first two games of the new EPL season, Arsenal must face Bournemouth in their next match.