Gabriel Jesus – the player born in 1997, was the only element missing last Premier League season, he helped Arsenal make a lot of difference in the way of play. Follow the Zululion website for more updates on various knowledge.
Arsenal’s match against Crystal Palace in the first round of the Premier League 2022/23 ended on August 6. Jesus could not score in the 2-0 win, which disappointed the Gooner (Arsenal fan) and coach Mikel Arteta a bit. However, the arrival of Jesus in the squad threatened Crystal Palace’s defense.
The difference when having Gabriel Jesus
Arsenal has to be a guest at Crystal Palace, this challenge is not easy because last season “The Gunners” almost lost to Crystal Palace at Emirates’ home. Led by coach Patrick Vieira, Palace always knows how to make it difficult for coach Mikel Arteta’s defense.
You may not know coach Patrick Vieira – who is leading Crystal Palace club, was a player who played for Arsenal club and became famous from 1996-2005.
In fact, in the opening match of the Premier League 2022/23 between Crystal Palace and Arsenal. Although Arsenal scored against the home team leading 1-0 early, coach Mikel Arteta’s team could not stop worrying, the opponent regained consciousness and played stably until the end of the game.
Crystal Palace held the ball and relentlessly pressed the opposing team to get a chance to score the equalizer of the match.
The big difference between Arsenal and Palace is the ability to take advantage of opportunities with the same level of stars. The class of Jesus, Bukayo Saka, or William Saliba helps Arsenal solve the game. The Brazilian striker is one of the most impressive Premier League rookies in the 2022 summer-friendly series. Jesus scored 7 goals and had 2 assists after 5 appearances for Arsenal.
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Gabriel Jesus’ ability to compete
What makes the player born in 1997 stand out is not only the goals. Jesus can run well and put pressure on opponents and the abundant energy that the former Man City star brings is also a very important factor to revive the morale of his teammates. In the confrontation with Palace, the number 9 player continued to keep his brilliant form.
Martin Keown believes Jesus had a “perfect” performance against Palace. “He stands out and puts Arsenal on a different level than Palace,” commented the former Arsenal player.
The speed in the movements and the ability to run smart Jesus made Palace’s defense confused. The fans regretted that the striker did not score any goals. However, Jesus has the right to be satisfied because Arsenal won all 3 points when the game ended.
Gabriel Jesus is the player Arsenal need. Last season, the “Gunners” lacked a striker who could hold the ball and know how to put pressure on the opponent. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette may be experienced and good finishers, but they do not contribute to the overall play as well as Jesus. In the confrontation with Palace, Jesus showed his ability to help his teammates score very impressively.
“He is a constant danger to the opponent’s defense,” coach Arteta said in an interview after the victory over Palace. “He never stands still, always ready to move to create a threat.”
Arsenal’s head coach also admitted that the arrival of “champions” like Jesus or Oleksandr Zinchenko will help Arsenal’s young players step up to a new level. “They (Jesus and Zinchenko – PV) are players who have won and won championships for many years”, commented Arteta: “They used to learn and work alongside the top stars of world football and grow. Now, they will do the same with the young Arsenal players.”
Before the start of the Premier League this season, Technical Director Edu admitted that with a team like Arsenal, the goal of winning was always in the subconscious of the leadership and the players. Realists may think that the goal of reaching the top 4 of 2022/23 Premier League is within reach of the “Gunners”. But in football, anything is possible.
Can Arsenal win the title?
Arsenal did not beat Palace jubilantly, nor did Jesus score. Their other rookies like Saliba or Zinchenko have not yet created admiration in the stands, with impressive handling. However, the way “Gunners” handled the game with new factors showed something different from last season.
Last season, Arsenal was eliminated in the race for the top 4 in the Premier League. Even before that, they had an impressive acceleration period. The weak force is the big reason why the Emirates Stadium team pays the price. With the arrival of rookies spread across three lines, Arsenal is not expected to repeat the same mistakes as last season.
Jesus helps Arsenal’s attack play more elegantly and dangerously, while Saliba and Zinchenko play calmly in defense. Gary Neville is especially impressed with Saliba, who reminds this former player of “young Rio Ferdinand”.,
The French midfielder was voted the best player in the match against Palace. In his Premier League debut, Saliba showed no signs of being overwhelmed and played as if he had known the tournament for a long time. He had 62 touches, passed 46/49 accurately, and made seven saves in the match.
Neville believes Saliba has what it takes to be among the best center-backs in the league. The remaining question is whether he can maintain the momentum of promotion. It is the same with Jesus, Zinchenko, or Fabio Vieira, rookies of Arsenal this summer of 2022. To race to win the Premier League, the “Gunners” need a thick squad with many excellent names.
Of course, it is too early to talk about the possibility of Arsenal competing with Liverpool or Man City this season. The most obvious is the performance against Palace that brought many optimistic signals for the Emirates Stadium team.
The 2022/23 Premier League season is expected to continue to be dramatic and attractive to viewers because there are too many expensive recruits to be recruited. Promising a thrilling title race of the big teams, fans will be able to watch good matches.