Gabriel Jesus has scored four goals and provided three assists this term for Arsenal. The Brazilian trails Erling Haaland, who tops the Premier League scorers chart with 11 goals.
Arsenal are having a fine start to the season, with the north London club sitting atop the Premier League. The Gunners are surprise leaders ahead of favourites Manchester City and Liverpool. Though Arteta has been cautious, fans have started talking up a potential Premier League title for the north London side.
Arteta made several signings this summer that seems to have galvanized the side. They play like a well-oiled machine and have lost just one game this season. The loss came against Manchester United, with Arteta taking responsibility.
Following the brilliant start to the season, many have started comparing the signings made this summer. Arsenal signed Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos, with comparisons suggesting that Brazilian forward Jesus has been a better signing than Erling Haaland for Manchester City.
Jesus, a better signing than Haaland?
Gabriel Agbonlahor is not the sharpest tool in the shed, nor is he the brightest bulb in the room. During his playing days, the Englishman was famed for his pace rather than his football prowess. Agbonlahor is now a football pundit and is never far from controversial takes. It seems that is another area of his career that needs a boost.
Following the transfers that happened this summer and the performances of those players, Agbonlahor has confidently claimed that Gabriel Jesus has been the better signing between him and Haaland. Jesus joined the Gunners this summer in a £45m deal. The Brazilian has been integral to Arsenal finding themselves at the top of the table after seven games.
Jesus has scored four goals and provided three assists this season, but is it enough to claim that he has been a better signing than Haaland?
Haaland joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund for £51m this summer. City are unbeaten this term in the Premier League but have dropped points in two games falling behind the north London club.
Two sides of a coin
With Manchester City trailing Arsenal by a point in the Premier League, the odds are still stacked against the north London club to win the title.
The form of the Man City striker has not stopped Agbonlahor from pitching his tent with Jesus. Agbonlahor told TalkSPORT that he feels Jesus is the better signing for him.
Haaland has 11 Premier League goals in seven games, with Jesus scoring just four, but it seems Agbonlahor is not measuring the two strikers based on the goals. According to Agbonlahor, Haaland has been outstanding but has done nothing that makes Man City different.
Contrasting the two strikers, Agbonlahor said that Gabriel Jesus turned Arsenal into something else.
Jesus was omitted from the latest Brazil squad but has said he will fight hard to regain his place in the team ahead of the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has praised Haaland. The former Derby County boss said he is a genuine superstar. He believes he will score goals and thinks he makes a difference for City.