Gabriel Jesus raves about ‘animal’ Gabriel Martinelli and says Arsenal desperate to end 20-year Premier League drought | The Sun

Gabriel Jesus has revealed the Arsenal squad are hungry to end the club's Premier League trophy drought.

Jesus completed a £45million move from Manchester City to Arsenal last month.

And the 25-year-old has lavished praise on his new team-mates, with one in particular really surprising the Brazil international.

Speaking on Podpah Podcast, Jesus revealed the mentality of the squad ahead of the new season, but when the name of compatriot Gabriel Martinelli came up he was full of praise.

He said: "Woah! Martinelli – he’s an animal. An animal! He never gets tired!

"(My new team-mates) at the club are so hungry, they’re desperate to get this club back to winning a Premier League after 20 years. This kind of challenge excites me a lot to be here."


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Arsenal have not lifted the Premier League title since the infamous Invincibles season in 2003/04, and have only managed to be the runner-up twice since then.

The club have won a number of FA Cups in that time, but have struggled to maintain their position near the top of the table and only recorded eighth place finishes in 2019/20 and 20/21 – their worst since 1995.

However, the club saw a major bounce back last season and narrowly missed out on qualification to the Champions League.

Many believed The Gunners lacked genuine quality in the final third, an issue which has now been addressed with the arrival of Jesus.

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With City last season, Jesus recorded an Expected Goals value of 10.1, higher than any other player at Arsenal.

Indeed, his eight league goals, which largely came from the wing, were just one less than both of Arsenal's recognised strikers combined last season

He has got off to an electric start during the pre-season, with three goals and an assist to his name.

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