Arteta provides Tierney fitness update | News

Gabriel Jesus’ life at Arsenal could not have got off to a better start.

The Brazilian striker – who only joined in his first training session with his new teammates at the start of the week – scored 90 seconds into his debut, after coming on as a half-time sub against 1. FC Nurnberg.

He later added a second to help us complete an extraordinary comeback in Friday’s 5-3 pre-season victory.

So Mikel Arteta is understandably delighted with the impact the former Manchester City man has already made at his new club.

“He’s all energy,” the boss said after the 5-3 win. “You see his enthusiasm, he’s always smiling, he’s always talking to his teammates and apart from that I think he brings a different level of desire and commitment and enthusiasm, so I think it’s really good.

“That’s why we brought him here,” Arteta continued, “to put the ball in the back of the net and obviously for his confidence and for him to believe in what we are doing. I think it’s really important and he’s settled really well.

“I know him really well because I worked with him before and I know that there’s not going to be any issue there.”

Hear much more from the boss, including his thoughts on the game and Kieran Tierney’s fitness, by clicking play on the video above.

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