Arsenal signing described as a ‘different player’ by Micah Richards after Leicester City win

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Arsenal man praised by former Manchester City and England ace

Speaking on Match of the Day, pundit Micah Richards has heaped praise on Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazilian attacker scored twice for Mikel Arteta’s side as they beat Leicester City 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

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Jesus, 25, made the move down to London earlier this summer from champions Manchester City and has become an instant hit with the Gunners.

He spent the past six years at the Etihad Stadium and fired 95 goals in 236 games before being given the green light to leave for a new chapter in his career.

‘A different player’...

Ex-City defender Richards is a big fan and has said:

“He was excellent. Last week against Palace he didn’t get his goal but today on his home debut he was sensational. Everything he did was just brilliant.

“Obviously I’ve watched him a lot when he was at Manchester City but for Arsenal, he seems a different player.”

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He added:

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“I am just happy for him because at City he gave so much in terms of work rate and played on the left, in the centre and on the right, but now he’s feels like he’s the main man.”

What next for Jesus and Arsenal?

Arsenal have started the new campaign with back-to-back wins and will be looking to keep their run going in their next couple of games against newly promoted pair AFC Bournemouth and Fulham.

Jesus has made an immediate impact and has looked sharp in his opening couple of outings for his new team.

He is one of the first names on Arteta’s team sheets and will be eager to show what he can do starting up front every game in the Premier League now.

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