Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes says he informed his Brazil teammate Gabriel Jesus to affix the membership this summer time, joking that he could have had ‘a little bit of an affect’.
Jesus signed for the Gunners in a £45m deal final month and the previous Manchester Metropolis ahead has already made a big effect below Mikel Arteta.
And Gabriel has revealed that he was pestering his namesake on worldwide responsibility this summer time as Arsenal’s curiosity within the ahead intensified.
“Gabriel [Jesus] is a extremely good man,” the Gunners defender informed Sky Sports activities. “After all, it helps that we’ve got the Brazilian hyperlink.
“Once we had been on worldwide responsibility, we mentioned his future and I used to be telling him, ‘Come to Arsenal! Come to Arsenal!’
“Perhaps I had a little bit of an affect there.
“He’s somebody who could be very centered and actually enjoys working laborious. He’s right here to enhance the workforce and he’s already doing that. He has come right here with huge expectations. He desires to realize huge issues with Arsenal. I believe he’s actually going to assist us.”
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Gabriel was partnered on the coronary heart of the defence by William Saliba in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening weekend.
The Brazilian, who can communicate French following his time in Ligue 1 with Lille, says he has taken a key function in serving to Saliba settle into the membership.
“He is an effective good friend of mine already,” Gabriel added. “We communicate French collectively, in order that helps. He has added quite a lot of high quality to the workforce and I believe he has an excellent future forward of him.
“I’ve been right here for 2 years now, so I do have expertise that I can use to assist him.”