Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued on Saturday with a 4-2 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates. After two games, Arsenal are now second in the Premier League, trailing champions Manchester City on goal difference.
Meanwhile, Gabriel Magalhaes has spoken out about rumors linking him to a move away from the Emirates. In other news, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is pleased with Gabriel Jesus.
On that note, here are the most important Arsenal transfer stories as of August 14, 2022:
Gabriel Magalhaes discusses exit rumors.
At the Emirates, Gabriel Magalhaes has grown from strength to strength.
Gabriel Magalhaes is flattered by rumours of interest from Juventus and Barcelona, but he is content with his current situation at the Emirates. Since joining Arsenal in 2020, the Brazilian has been a rock at the back. His steady rise has earned him fans in clubs all over Europe.
Gabriel told Sky Sports that he is confident of success with the Gunners.
“It’s always nice to be recognized, but I’m more concerned with Arsenal. I’m very content here. I get along well with my coworkers and am fully committed to the project. “I am confident that we can accomplish a lot with the project we have,” Gabriel said.
This season at the Emirates, Gabriel hopes to form a partnership with William Saliba.
Mikel Arteta appears to be pleased with Gabriel Jesus.
Since his arrival at the Emirates, Gabriel Jesus has been on fire.
Mikel Arteta is pleased that Gabriel Jesus has made an immediate impact at the Emirates. On Saturday, the Brazilian scored twice as Arsenal easily defeated Leicester City.
After the game, Arteta stated that Jesus was disappointed because he had hoped to score four goals.
“That’s why we removed him. He has played 18 starts in the last two seasons, and we’re going to demand him to start a lot of games, so we have to manage that load. We train differently, and we must stay on top of that. But we all know what Gabi is capable of “Arteta stated.
He went on: “He had two goals and two assists but is still disappointed because he believes he should have had four. That is the standard; that is the mentality; you must rise to a higher level.”
Arteta added that Jesus’ arrival has boosted the squad: “His presence lifts the standards, the way he is every day, the way he’s talking to them, the way they are connecting. It’s very natural, but doing it so quickly is quite impressive.”
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers also concured that Jesus’ arrival has lifted the Gunners.
“Anyone can see with Jesus that when you bring in a world-class player, it’s not just what he brings to the team. It’s what a new signing gives to everyone else in terms of confidence,” said Rodgers.
He added: “Oleksandr Zinchenko and Jesus are coming out of a winning environment where they look after themselves, train every day like dogs to be the best they can. That spills on to the rest of the team. And William Saliba has come in and welded very well. Those three starters have made a big difference.”
Gabriel Jesus could turn out to be one of the signings of the summer, having made a blistering start to his Gunners stint.
Mikel Arteta surprised by Arsenal fans’ reaction to William Saliba own goal
William Saliba has been impressive so far at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta was pleased with the reaction of the Gunners faithful to William Saliba’s own goal. The French defender put the ball into his own net against Leicester City, but instead of turning on him, fans applauded the 21-year-old.
Arteta’s message to Arsenal fans
“What they did today with William Saliba after the own goal is something I’ve never seen anything like that in my career. That shows the connection… We should be really proud to play in front of them because that was special.” https://t.co/lb0B4UoJTt
Speaking after the game, Arteta said the reaction helped Saliba put his mistake behind him.
“What the fans did with Saliba after the own goal is something I’ve never seen anything like that in my career. I think it lifted Willy’s confidence. I’m more happy today (with Saliba) than I was last week with Crystal Palace because of how he reacted to the own goal,” said Arteta. William Saliba has enjoyed a solid start to life at the Emirates, producing a ‘Man of the Match’ performance on his Gunners debut last week against Crystal Palace.
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