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'Hello Gunners': Gabriel Jesus cherishes dream Arsenal debut; fans laud perfect start

Gabriel Jesus, one of Arsenal's four summer recruits, was signed for 45 million pounds from Manchester City in the close season.

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Nuremberg, First Published Jul 9, 2022, 1:04 PM IST

Arsenal's new signee, Gabriel Jesus, had a dream start for the Gunners as the Brazilian striker scored twice for the north London club in a pre-season 5-3 victory against Germany's Nuremberg on Friday. 

With Mikel Arteta's side down 2-0, Jesus came on as a half-time substitute and got on the scoresheet in 90 seconds, sparking massive jubilation among Arsenal fans. Eighteen minutes later, the 25-year-old scored another strike to wrap up the win.

Nine minutes after the restart, Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny fired a rocket from 30 yards to tie the score at 2-2. Two own goals ensured Mikel Arteta's team began their pre-season campaign with a victory.

In the close season, the Brazilian was signed for 45 million pounds from Manchester City.

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Jesus took to Instagram after this win to cherish his dream debut for Arsenal. "Hello Gunners," wrote the Brazilian in a post that saw fans shower their love on the striker. Teammate Gabriel Martinelli, too posted two red-heart emojis to celebrate his twin strike in Nuremberg.

Among those praising Jesus was also former Manchester City teammate and legendary Argentine striker Sergio Aguero. "Dale Pa 🤟🏽," wrote the icon in the comment box.

Arsenal fans took to Twitter to applaud their new number 9. Here's a look at some of the reactions:

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