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Manchester City star names Arsenal 25yo among most underrated players

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By Dan Critchlow

LONDON, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and FK Bodo/Glimt at Emirates Stadium on October 06, 2022. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Leaving Manchester City for Arsenal over the summer, Gabriel Jesus has certainly had an impact with his new club.

With 10 goal contributions in his first 14 Premier League games for the Gunners, Jesus has helped lead Mikel Arteta’s side to the top of the Premier League table.

He subsequently earned a call-up from Brazil for the World Cup, and he’s predicted to start their next game against Cameroon.

Yet despite some recent recognition, Jack Grealish thinks Jesus remains undervalued. Grealish mentioned his former teammate when asked by Athletic Club Momento for his top-five underrated players.

“Ask anyone that’s played with [Gabriel Jesus] – I know he’s getting more recognition now, but he’s the main man,” Grealish said.

“In training, honestly… He was frightening. I spoke to [Bukayo] Saka last month and he was like ‘Jack, he’s unbelievable’.

“Jesus’ play is just this mix of proper rawness and skill, he’s a lovely guy but he’s so hungry and aggressive when he plays.”

LONDON, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on October 30, 2022. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on October 30, 2022. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Jesus hasn’t had much of a chance on the pitch for Brazil at the World Cup so far, though he did catch the eye with a few of his touches in their last game against Switzerland.

Arsenal fans won’t be too unhappy about that, as it seems the 25-year-old is going to spend the World Cup break staying sharp in training and match cameos without wearing himself out in 90-minute performances.

Source: Daily Cannon.