Tue 19 July 2022 | 15:18

Gabriel Jesus insists he doesn't want to steal the show at Arsenal

The Brazilian striker became the Gunners' fourth signing after the striker finally completed his transfer from Manchester City to Arsenal for £45million. The Brazilian forward scored just 84 seconds into his Arsenal debut during the Gunners' 5-3 victory over Nurnberg on Friday.

Arsenal

scored three goals in the next 16 minutes as Gabriel Jesus scored his second goal of the match. He scored another goal in Arsenal's friendly game against Everton on Sunday, scoring three times in his first two appearances in pre-season.

However, the £45million insists he does not want to be a "superstar" as he just wants to enjoy playing football. Speaking to a press conference in Arsenal's pre-season tour in the United States,

Jesus

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?

"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 why he chose to leave the reigning Premier League champions,

Manchester City

, to sign for Arsenal, the 25-year-old said:

"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.'"

During his six years at Manchester City, Jesus scored 95 goals in 234 appearances. However, he had to move south in search of more regular game time, but said his final conversation with Guardiola was a positive one.

"

It was a good conversation between me and [Guardiola], it was really good,

" he said.

"You know, I respect that because we have an amazing relationship because he called me when I was young in Brazil. And then I accepted and came to work with him. He’s one of the greatest managers of all time, and yeah, I have a good relationship with him."

 

On his new boss, Mikel Arteta, who he worked with him at Man City when the Spaniard was acting as Guardiola's assistant,

Gabriel Jesus

said:

"He's [always] with a smile on his face.

"Obviously a big experience, because of the way he's been managed, handled and the expectation he had to fulfil at City, and he's doing it naturally like he is."

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