3 Arsenal players that’ll be most affected by Gabriel Jesus’ arrival

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Gabriel Jesus was officially announced as an Arsenal player earlier this week after Manchester City agreed to sell the Brazilian to the Gunners for a £45m fee.

While fans are certainly excited about the new signing, his move will undoubtedly change the dynamic the players have in the dressing room and out on the pitch.

Jesus is Premier League-proven player who boasts an impressive trophy haul and an extensive international career. He has played at the highest level for years and there are no questions about his quality. His move is also quite expensive, indicating that his move will cause ripples.

3 players that’ll be most affected by Gabriel Jesus’ arrival

Here are the three players that’ll be most affected by Jesus’ transfer.

3. Martin Odegaard

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Martin Odegaard emerged as a creative force last season. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The Norwegian’s initial loan spell left much to be desired. There were glimpses of quality but nothing consistent. After making a permanent move to north London last summer, he has settled and shown exactly why Real Madrid secured his signature at only 16 years old.

Odegaard has shown that can to add an end product to his technical, creative game; notching seven goals and four assists last term. For his first full season in the Premier League, that is quite a respectable return. But with Jesus up front, his productivity should explode.

Lacazette, while bringing important qualities to the team, was a largely static and immobile figure; Jesus is the opposite. The Brazilian makes intelligent runs and while he does help build up play, he possesses the athleticism to get into the box and make runs in behind defences.

Jesus’ off-ball movement will also help open passing lanes into Odegaard, leaving him available for cutbacks. A decoy run to the near post will draw defenders right as the Norwegian midfielder arrives in the box. The two will dovetail brilliantly together.

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