Kevin Campbell wowed by Arsenal’s ‘complete’ player in pre-season

Kevin Campbell claimed that Gabriel Jesus is Arsenal’s ‘complete striker’ and has been a ‘breath of fresh air’ in pre-season as he told Highbury Squad.

The Arsenal legend added that he has heard in the background that Jesus’ attitude has been perfect since joining the club from Manchester City in the summer.

It was a much-needed capture for Mikel Arteta and a player who would have been high on his transfer wishlist at the start of the summer window.

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When the Gunners lost to Champions League football last season, there may have been some worried faces at the Emirates as they could have easily wondered if their top targets would sign.

But Arsenal’s attraction shouldn’t be in question as Jesus landed on their doorstep in no time as Campbell has been impressed with the player so far.

“I think you’d be right (that Jesus is a hybrid of Kevin Campbell and Ian Wright),” Campbell said. “The heist game and the link game, it’s Lacazette scores two.

“Lacazette was good last season. But he is of a different class. Then you have the space hunt and the devastating finish, then just harass the defenders. He has that too.

“He looks like a complete striker. Do you know when the striker is a real problem? When they start kicking him. Everton gave heavy treatment and then Chelsea gave heavy treatment. That’s when you know your game is on the right track.They’re trying to slow you down.

“I think he’s been a breath of fresh air. I hear, in the background, that since he’s been at the club, his attitude and his way of being has been a breath of fresh air for everyone leads by example.

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Next summer, Jesus could find that his goalscoring status could reach the roof and beyond for both club and country.

Arsenal’s main objective is to secure Champions League football and if they can add one more trophy, that will be even better.

In the middle of that is the small matter of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and Jesus will be part of the Brazil squad.

The South American giants are one of the tournament favorites and if Jesus starts well in North London then he should start.

If he can help Brazil win the World Cup, as well as be a success in Arsenal colors next season, then he will do his career good.

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