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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.


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.


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.


“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.