#3: Gabriel Jesus
While he was reduced to a bit-part role for much of his time under Pep Guardiola, Gabriel Jesus has certainly redeemed himself in red and white and continues to make a mockery of his £45m price tag.
The Centurion is thriving as Mikel Arteta’s main man and has earned a legion of new admirers courtesy of his amazing start at the club, where he has registered seven goal contributions in just seven appearances and maintains his proud record of never losing a Premier League match in which he has scored.
However, his influence on the side extends beyond statistics, and he frequently combines clever movement with outstanding close control in build-up phases to form a crucial component of our ever-improving creative output.
Speaking after his well-taken brace against Leicester City, the boss gushed about how Jesus is “always sharp and proactive” to play at any moment and he has already emerged as a leader in one of the league’s youngest groups. Perhaps his terrific attitude and work rate can be a source of inspiration and benefit his up-and-coming teammates in their development.
His incredible goal-scoring streak and immense talent will be severely tested over a tough October period. But he remains a defender’s worst nightmare and, due to a surprise international snub, will be well rested for the battles ahead.