Mikel Arteta is delighted by the instant impact made by Gabriel Jesus at Arsenal.
After netting a brace against Nurnberg a week ago, the Brazil international helped himself to another goal, and produced an assist, as the Gunners ran out 2-0 winners over Everton in Baltimore on Sunday.
“He creates chaos, he creates uncertainty and he’s always on your shoulder,” said Arteta afterwards.
“He’s always there to nick the ball off you, he’s always in front of the goal. He’s a real threat and this is what we need.
“The moment we give the ball away he is straight away active and putting pressure and getting his team behind him.
“He has a lot of leadership skills, I can see straight away what he’s doing with the boys and he’s the type of guy that we want.
“He looks really sharp, really dynamic. (He’s got) a really good understanding with his teammates straight away.
“They are looking for him, he’s generating chances, good connections around specific spaces we want to exploit with him especially, and yeah, we’re really happy.”
Prior to the match, Arteta also praised the way his new players – four in total – had been integrated into the squad.
“I really like the energy around the group, the players that we have brought in, how they have settled in and to maintain a lot of positive things we did last season and to encourage them to keep developing as a team and always play to win, which is the reason why we are here.
“As I said many times, they are a fantastic group of people. They welcome everybody in the right way, it’s a really easy group to handle, some really good characters. From what I’ve seen so far they already feel like they’ve been here for a long time.”