'I'm a huge fan': BBC pundit amazed by Arsenal signing, thinks it could be best buy this summer
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'I'm a huge fan': BBC pundit amazed by Arsenal signing, thinks it could be best buy this summer

Stephen Warnock has been amazed by Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus and called him the ‘signing of the season’, in BBC Sport’s Premier League preview.

The former Blackburn and Aston Villa defender tipped the Gunners to finish in the top four this season, and has singled out the new striker for praise.

“I am a huge fan of Gabriel Jesus. He could be the signing of the season,” he said.

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The Brazilian forward joined Arsenal from Manchester City for £45m, and was handed the number nine shirt on his arrival.

The 25-year-old has been in fine form in pre-season, scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal’s final friendly against Sevilla.

Granit Xhaka has already been impressed by his new teammate, while Emile Smith Rowe has called him ‘ridiculous’ in training.

Warnock amazed by new signing Jesus

Warnock’s claim that Jesus is the best signing this season is high praise indeed, considering the wealth of attacking talent added to the Premier League this summer.

Manchester City won the race to sign Erling Haaland, while Liverpool have spent big money on forward Darwin Nunez.

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Arsenal fans will also be encouraged by Warnock’s prediction of a top four finish, as the Champions League has eluded them since the 2016/17 season.

Jesus has been joined through the door at Arsenal by Man City teammates Oleksandr Zinchenko, attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira and young winger Marquinhos.

Mikel Arteta’s new signings have added quality to an already exciting squad, and if he can get his tactics right, and the squad can gel quickly, then there’s no reason why Warnock’s predictions can’t come true.

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