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One for the Arsenal fans: A breakdown of Gabriel Jesus' PL production in each attacking position



An insight into the Premier League production of Arsenal-bound Gabriel Jesus whilst lining out across the frontline of Manchester City has been provided on Saturday.

The name of Brazilian international Jesus has of course taken its place front and centre in the headlines on the red half of north London over the course of the last 24 hours.

This comes with the transfer chiefs at Arsenal widely reported to have reached an agreement with their counterparts at Man City, to bring the gifted hitman to the Emirates this summer.

An offer in the region of £45 million is understood to have proven enough to coax the Premier League champions into a sale.

Official confirmation of Jesus' move to the English capital, in turn, is expected over the days ahead.

The widespread understanding, of course, is that Mikel Arteta, who oversaw Jesus' development during a shared stint together at the Etihad, intends to make use of the 25-year-old's talents in a centre-forward role through next season and beyond.

This comes with Arsenal already boasting the talents of both Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli out wide, and pushing hard to land Raphinha from Leeds United, too.

Where exactly, though, has Jesus performed best across his time in England to date?

Well, as alluded to above, an insight into precisely that has been provided on Saturday.

The info comes courtesy of statisticians Opta, who reveal that, across 78 Premier League starts as a central striker, Jesus directly contributed to 54 goals, an impressive record.

In six rare starts on the left flank, the South American also shone, notching four goals and an assist.

It was his appearances in City blue when positioned on the right wing, though, which actually proved most fruitful when it comes to goal contributions-per-game.

In just 15 starts on the right of Pep Guardiola's frontline, Jesus showcased a stellar blend of eye for goal and creative qualities, on his way to 17 combined goals and assists.

Food for thought for Mikel Arteta, perhaps?


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Conor Laird

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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