Gabriel Jesus has revealed that Arsenal fans have made him feel very ‘welcome’ since he arrived from Manchester City in the summer.
The Brazil international has hit the ground running in red and white and is already a fan favourite at the Emirates stadium. Having scored 5 goals in the Premier League already, Jesus is one of the most in-form strikers in the Premier League and his leadership has helped guide the Gunners to the top of the table after just eight games.
It’s not easy to settle in so quickly, but the 25-year-old has been feeling the love since his very first day at Arsenal. In fact, he’s even revealed that Gunners fans extended their gratitude for his signing when he took a trip to a restaurant in London.
“I went to a Brazilian restaurant here and I was waiting in my car outside and a lot of Arsenal fans came to say welcome,” he told Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand for BT Sport.
“I feel [welcome] you know because it’s different from City, of course. I think City had a lot of impact in the last 10, 15, 20 years and then Arsenal before had a lot and it’s different. So, I feel that welcome, the way they come to talk with me and say ‘welcome, yeah we are [here for] you, supporting you until the end’. I was happy as well with the fans at City but it’s different.”
Arsenal supporters will be hoping Jesus can continue in the same vein moving forward. If he does, they may have a chance to secure some silverware for this campaign. The signs are certainly encouraging.