Gary Neville says Haaland is on different stratosphere to Gabriel Jesus
Jesus has the potential to be a game-changing signing for Mikel Arteta’s side. It was absolutely imperative that the Gunners signed a marquee striker in the summer.
Ultimately, the 25-year-old was the player they opted for. And Jesus has been every bit as good as Arsenal fans would have hoped he would be.
Haaland on different stratosphere to Jesus
He has scored goals and created plenty for his teammates. But he has also given the side a level of belief that they may have lacked in previous years.
Of course, he is a proven winner having helped City achieve so much during his time at the Etihad Stadium.
Neville brought up the talking point regarding how Jesus in this current form would fare as the focal point for City. However, the Sky Sports pundit insisted that he cannot see the Arsenal man being able to keep up with what Haaland has done.
“I don’t know if it was Carragher actually yesterday mentioned on Twitter, if Jesus was playing for Manchester City like he is for Arsenal last season, would City have signed Haaland? Gabriel Jesus has been brilliant. And I actually love him to pieces,” he told The Gary Neville Podcast.
“I loved him when he was here and I love him at Arsenal. But this is a different stratosphere of player. And that’s not a criticism of Gabriel Jesus. This is like a Zidane, the Brazilian Ronaldo, the Portuguese Ronaldo, those types of players where you think they’re on another level. That’s what we’re seeing here.”
Arsenal have golden opportunity to further prove title credentials
Haaland’s form since arriving in the Premier League has been absolutely breathtaking. The Norwegian already has 14 goals in the top-flight, including three hat-tricks.
Jesus’ record of five goals almost looks average when you only compare it with Haaland’s numbers. But there is absolutely no question that the Arsenal summer signing has made a superb start to life in North London also.
It is going to be fascinating to see whether the Gunners are able to take place in a title race. Right now, few will be brave enough to bet against Manchester City winning the crown at a canter.
But should Jesus help Arsenal beat Liverpool this weekend, some will certainly start to believe that they could be their closest rivals.
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