Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed how he convinced compatriot Gabriel Jesus to join the Gunners this season.
The Brazilian suggested that after the 2021-22 season ended, both of the Gabriels were in Brazil’s national team camp on international duty and that is when Magalhaes spoke to Jesus about his future.
He told Sky Sports:
Gabriel is a really good guy. Of course, it helps that we have the Brazilian link. When we were on international duty, we discussed his future and I was telling him, ‘Come to Arsenal! Come to Arsenal! Maybe I had a bit of an influence there.
He is someone who is very focused and really enjoys working hard. He is here to improve the team and he is already doing that. He has come here with big expectations. He wants to achieve big things with Arsenal. I think he is really going to help us.