Gabriel Jesus marked his non-competitive debut for Arsenal with two goals as the Gunners ran out 5-3 winners over FC Nurngberg this afternoon.
Mikel Arteta’s side went in 2-0 down at the break, but the Brazilian got one back within minutes of the restart, before Mohamed Elneny leveled the scores with a long-range screamer.
Two own goals made the score 4-2, the German side got another, before Jesus grabbed his second with 15 minutes to play, flicking in smartly at the near post.
The game ended 5-3, Kieran Tierney got a first half run out as he continues his comeback from knee surgery, and there was a sighting of new signing Marquinhos also.
Arsenal.com should have highlights shortly.
That starting 11 looked like a shop window.
Great to see Jesus hot the ground running 1 minute after he came on
Buy one get one free.
He has started scoring…welcome Jesus
Was Tierney a tactical substitution or is he injured? Hearing differing reports.
Saw them saying he was doing a warm down at half time, so it looked like it was planned for him to do 1 half only.
KT’s injury scare is troubling. Nothing disrupted our momentum and probably cost us a top 4 finish last season like his sudden absences thru injury. Arteta needs to sign another top quality LB (not a deputy) as a matter of urgency!
Same for a minimum of two midfielders…I repeat…we got overrun in midfield by some mid table teams…5matches stand out for me… Newcastle away, Brighton and crystal palace home and away
..that was the difference between us and Chelsea….when partey and xhaka don’t turn up there’s never a plan B…we just bend over..
we really need to sign reliable left back cover. losing Tierney (and tomi) last season hurt us so much. id love for the zinchenko rumors to resurface personally…
Like zinchenko as well, can put Tierney and xhaka under pressure for their starting spot.
So did he have another set back?
Tactical. Arteta said afterwards that the plan was for him to play 30 minutes and that he’s good.
The Handwerker in the oppo team lol
Refreshing to see a striker score goals. If he can keep that up all season I like our chances
Wow refreshing indeed, that was like a cold shower on a hot day. So good to see a striker who actually moves across his man and takes shots. He looks sharp as a knife, I’m buzzing.
Friendly and all but that was some sly finishing by no.9.
Don’t think I’ve seen an Arsenal striker make a near post run for 18 months. So, so good to see.
Elneny hates tap-ins.
😂 credit to his staying power..who else noticed the improvement in his forward passing at the end of the season?
(in the style of any South American commentator):
“Mooooooooooooooo o o o o o o o o – NENNY!!!!!!
He celebrated like its a last-min goal in a final!
Too bins guy, that man!
Jesus/Nketiah combination looks exciting
Just like the Martinelli/Jesus combination.
Also Saka is quite good at short passing…
Plus: there is that Odegaard kid…
Exciting times! 🙂
Hope there are similar thoughs running through Gnabry’s mind.
Jesus what a finisher. To be serious nr 9 knows where the goal is and he will score if his teammates creates. A really good signing.
A pretty fun preseason game with no defensive ambition at all 😄
I keep shouting for Elneny and Xhaka to shoot a lot more so let’s hope Eleney continues and Xhaka watched today. They both have really hard and well aimed shots. Partey on the other hand… 🙃
Loving the exuberant celebrations in the stands.
If you look quickly one guy is clearly in the middle of a series of strong man poses. 🧐
I think he’s The neighbour!
Or at least a descendent of The neighbour.
Did they really plan to give Tierney only 30 minutes? I really hope so because the alternative is not good…
They were running away with a cricket score at half time until Artera unleashed Jesus and Muhammed on them. Absolutely no chance then on
This goes down as one of the best comments I’ve read in a long while.
A veritable crusade of goals reigned down upon them.
Breaking news, Arsenal linked with shock move for Victor Moses.
No need for Moses, we’ve got angel Gabriel x 3
Then we would buy his brother max aarons too!
Jesus scores, Mohammed scores, Divine performance 😊
why no clips of joint top scorer own goal?
both were very much forced errors and deserve credit!
Yea, that starting eleven had alot of players who need to be sold. The one thing I noticed other than Jesus doing his thing is the change of pushing Lokonga to the left while letting Elneny be the lone 6 with AMN at the right. I like this personally because I really don’t see Lokonga as a 6/backup for Partey he doesn’t seem his best there. The best game he had was with AMN when they were interchanging. He is more of a Xhaka backup and we need another midfielder to play that position . Hope Arteta has worked that… Read more »
Backup for Party!!!! We may need a replacement + another, if the stories are true!!!
That first half, though, was a real trial at times. A Nuremberg trial.
Was waiting for that… glad someone managed not to disappoint.
I love the look of Charlie Patino. The conviction in his touches and maturity in the way he moves with the ball tells me we have a serious GEM on our hands. Hope he fulfills his potential.
Mo! What a rocket!
Moooooooo o o o o o o o oaaaaallllllll l!!!!
Wasn’t he part of the international games after the end of the season? In that case I guess he is still on holiday.
Lukonga looked so much better when he moved to the left 8. Don’t think he is a DM.
I agree. His ball carrying ability is 90+ percentile
Yes, it was a friendly.
Yes, it was Nurnberg.
Yes, we conceded some really soft ones.
How bloody scrotum-shrinkingly good was it to see a STRIKER scoring STRIKER’s goals from STRIKING positions???
This can only bode well… the lad is razor sharp and clearly out to prove a point with serious killer instincts.
GET IN THERE MY SON!
What we shouldn’t forget is that Nürnberg start their season next weekend, so they are 3 weeks ahead in preparations compared to us.
Not sure why they took Jesus headed goal off him and changed to OG. Deserved his hat trick. Also he cleverly protected the 5th goal in, so in my book was influential in 4. Props to Nketiah too who hit the bar and linked well. Game changed at HT when Elneny joined midfield
Cause the defender kicked it and not Jesus?
Regardless I think they should award own goals like that to the striker in the same way they give deflection goals to the striker if it was on target before the deflection.
Elneny struck that from way back in the Middle Kingdom, and it’s still travelling. What a strike.
Later had another– from further yet– tipped away too!
Finally a striker. Not a forward. A striker.
Welcome Jesus I hope you can help Arsenal survive though lent, you were definitely needed last lent.
Biblical levels of goals incoming…