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Gabriel Jesus breaks Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal record during Aston Villa clash

The Brazilian’s fine start to life in north London continued on Wednesday

Arsenal summer signing Gabriel Jesus etched his name into the club’s history books on Wednesday night, owing to his latest goal in Gunners colours.

Mikel Arteta’s troops, of course, are currently locked in action.

Fresh off a perfect four wins from four to open the campaign, the capital giants welcomed Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa to the Emirates, hopeful of maintaining their spot atop the Premier League table.

And, as things stand, this is precisely what Arsenal look headed towards.

This comes with the evening’s visitors, late in the 2nd-half of action, in possession of a 1-0 advantage.

The only goal of the clash to date arrived on the half-hour mark, when a concerted spell of pressure ultimately culminated in the aforementioned Gabriel Jesus rifling home on the rebound, from close range:

Jesus, all told, has now been directly involved in six Premier League goals in Arsenal colours.

This marks the most that a single player has ever managed across his first five league appearances for the Gunners, breaking the record previously held by midfield maestro Mesut Ozil.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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