Two Arsenal players featured across the BBC, Premier League, and WhoScored Teams of the Week for the latest round of fixtures.
After Gabriel Jesus, William Saliba, and Aaron Ramsdale featured in Teams of the Week for their opening game against Crystal Palace, Arsenal also saw two players make the sides for the following round of matches.
After two goals and two assists for the Gunners against Leicester City, it would be hard to deny Jesus his spot in the lineup. WhoScored gave him a rating of 8.93, which was bested only by Kevin De Bruyne’s 9.23.
The striker also made Garth Crooks’ BBC team, along with Granit Xhaka – who scored once and assisted once. Crooks wrote that Xhaka “was impressive and while his goal was fortunate I cannot fault his determination or his passion”.
On Jesus, Crooks said: “The Brazilian seems to be relishing playing for a team that allows him freedom. He’s playing like a man who has just been let out of a straitjacket.”
Jesus has made a strong start to life with Arsenal, after an impressive pre-season and those four goal contributions in his opening two competitive fixtures.
It’s unlikely he’ll keep that rate up for the longer term, but we’ve already seen how he can positively influence a game even when he doesn’t score or assist, such as against Crystal Palace.
Keep producing performances like that, and Arsenal should keep grinding out results.