Kieran Tierney says he always hated playing against Arsenal new boy Gabriel Jesus
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Kieran Tierney says he always hated playing against Arsenal new boy Gabriel Jesus

Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney says he’s delighted to have Gabriel Jesus as a teammate now because he always hated playing against him.

The Gunners signed the Brazil international for £45 million last month (Goal), and he is proving to be an incredible signing. He scored seven goals in pre-season for Mikel Arteta’s side, including a spectacular hat-trick against Sevilla at the Emirates Cup last weekend.

Kieran Tierney says he always hated playing against Arsenal new boy Gabriel Jesus

Tierney is now raring to go after getting back from his injury. The Scotsman hasn’t played in the Premier League since March, and he’s delighted to be back for the new season.

What has made him happier is Mikel Arteta and Edu’s decision to go and sign Jesus from Manchester City.

Tierney told Chris Sutton in an interview on The Daily Mail: “The signings have been amazing, like Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. The first thing I said to him was: ‘I hated playing against you!’. So I’m buzzing he’s on our team now.

“There is a feeling in the camp, a different hunger, a different desire. 

“Even the 6-0 win over Sevilla on Saturday. It’s a pre-season friendly but you can only beat what’s in front of you. We’ve got enough to be optimistic this season.”

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Jesus really is a fantastic signing by Arsenal.

The Gunners came ever so close to finishing inside the top four, but lack of goals from their strikers really cost them. Aubameyang and Lacazette scored just four goals each in the Premier League last season, while young Eddie Nketiah found the back of the net on five occasions – all of which came in the last seven games.

Arsenal simply had to bring in a prolific goalscorer this summer, and Jesus – based on what he has done so far in pre-season – could well be their man.

The Gunners take on Crystal Palace in their first Premier League game of the season tonight, and we expect Jesus to lead their line.

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