Jamie Carragher picks 25-year-old Arsenal star as the player to watch in the Premier League this season
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Jamie Carragher picks 25-year-old Arsenal star as the player to watch in the Premier League this season

Jamie Carragher has named Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus as his player to watch in the Premier League this season.

In his season preview for The Telegraph, Carragher picked Arsenal’s new £45m man as the player to watch out for in England’s top flight.

Arsenal have made significant investment in the transfer market this summer, with Jesus the marquee signing.

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He was followed to the Emirates by Manchester City teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko, with Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos also recruited by Mikel Arteta and Edu.

Carragher’s decision to choose Jesus should excite Arsenal fans given the other players he could have selected.

Other Telegraph writers chose the likes of Erling Haaland, Luis Diaz and Raheem Sterling, but Carragher was the only person to choose the Arsenal number nine.

Jesus is Carragher’s player to watch

Carragher has already praised Jesus since joining Arsenal, saying he’s an upgrade on Arsenal’s previous number nine: “Alexandre Lacazette has done a decent job for Arsenal over a number of years, but, they just needed someone there.

“I think Gabriel Jesus is a brilliant signing, I really do.”

The Brazilian has hit the ground running at Arsenal in pre-season, scoring at hat-trick in their 6-0 win over Sevilla last weekend.

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Carragher isn’t alone in singling out Jesus for praise, with Stephen Warnock calling him the ‘signing of the season’.

Unsurprisingly, his manager has also been very complimentary, calling him an ‘enormous talent’.

Jesus’ first test is against Crystal Palace on Friday night, with his side hoping to avoid a repeat of last season’s opening day defeat to Brentford.

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