Gabriel Jesus began his Arsenal career with two goals in the 5-3 friendly win over FC Nurnberg yesterday evening, exciting fans even though it was just a pre-season game.
Afterwards, he spoke to local media and was asked if he felt pressure after his £45m move from Man City, and was labelled ‘the superstar of the team’.
“I don’t want to be the superstar, you know?”, he replied.
“I just want to play football, go out on the pitch and help my teammates, like a family we have to do it together.
“Everything. Outside the pitch, on the pitch, so I’m not here to be ‘the man’. I’m here to help, to learn with these guys as well, and to win together.”
He also took time to express his gratitude to the people at the club who have helped him settle in so quickly.
“I’m so, so proud. I’m proud to be here at this big club,” he told the official website.
“I’ve completed four or five days together with the lads, and I just want to say thank you to everyone at Arsenal because they make me feel at home.
“Everyone is talking, coming to me and saying ‘good luck, we are happy to have you here’, and I’m happy to be here as well.
“That makes me feel at home.”