• Striker bullied Marcos Senesi during 3-0 win at Bournemouth
  • ‘He is still young but he is a really good role model for the boys’

Mikel Arteta praised Gabriel Jesus for bringing some much‑needed “spark” to Arsenal, who have won their opening three league games for the first time since 2004-05 after finishing last season by limping into fifth place.

“We now have a new confidence, a spark, and that winning mentality that he has,” Arteta said of the £45m signing from Manchester City after Jesus bullied the Bournemouth debutant Marcos Senesi before going on a mazy run to help set up his side’s opener and providing an assist for Martin Ødegaard’s second. “He competes for every ball and transmits his energy and his quality to the rest of the team.”

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