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‘Not a superstar’ Gabriel Jesus reflects on his role at Arsenal

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The Arsenal new boy is excited to find his place in Mikel Arteta’s plans.

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Gabriel Jesus has insisted he won’t push to become Arsenal’s new superstar after his move from Manchester City.

Arsenal signed Jesus on a £45m deal, making him a crucial part of their summer recruitment plans. 

The Brazilian star has scored three goals in two appearances for the Gunners. However, he prefers to avoid a ‘superstar’ status at the Emirates.

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He said: “I don’t want to be the main man, I don’t want to be a superstar. I don’t want to do these things. I want to play football, this game. So why not play football, enjoy football, what I love to do, you know? 

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“I’ve come to help and to learn with the guys. There are amazing players here as well. So I’ve come to join a club where everyone’s going to win together.”

Asked about his decision to join the Gunners, he responded: “First of all, it was when Edu [technical director] came to talk to me and asked me how I am, how I feel as a person, and then after as a football player on what I want in the future.

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“So yeah, I think the conversation between me and Edu was amazing, because I was so happy with the project of the club. I was so happy to be at the club. And then I straight away said ‘yes, I think my way is in London.'”

Arsenal will face Orlando City in their next pre-season friendly on Thursday.