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26-12-2023 | 16:17 Football
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Arsenal star earns Gary Neville's praise as pundit compares him to Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez
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Arsenal star earns Gary Neville's praise as pundit compares him to Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez

Gary Neville has recently stirred discussion by likening Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus to past Red Devils stars Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez.

Despite Jesus contributing to the Gunners' enhanced technical capabilities, concerns loom over his finishing prowess, particularly as the lead striker.

Since his move from Manchester City last summer, the Brazilian has undoubtedly elevated Mikel Arteta's team's technical prowess.

Despite his remarkable flair and contributions across the pitch, Jesus faces scrutiny over his goal-scoring record. With just three goals in 13 Premier League games, questions arise about his efficacy as Arsenal's primary goal-getter.

‘I don’t see Jesus, Martinelli and Saka linking up,’ Neville said on his podcast.

‘When Saka is trying to cross to the back post, he is smashing it across. I don’t see Martinelli charging in at the back post. There’s quite a lot to work on.

"I love Jesus. I really love him, honestly. I think he’s a brilliant player and I would have loved to play with him. He’s got a bit of Wayne Rooney in him, a bit of Carlos Tevez in him. But he hasn’t got that instinct in front of goal. Sometimes, he is everywhere where you don’t want him."


 

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