Lineker and Shearer Weigh In: Is Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal Elite Material?


Recently, football icons Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer dove into the topic of Arsenal‘s Gabriel Jesus. They dissected his caliber, particularly following his stellar Champions League act. Both concur that Jesus shines brightly, but he might not be in the elite football galaxy.

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Football pundits, Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker, find themselves pondering about Gabriel Jesus‘ rank in football’s Hall of Fame. This introspection comes hot on the heels of Jesus’ laudable feat, a goal and an assist in Arsenal’s triumph over Sevilla.

While applause for Jesus grows louder, debates about his true prowess and his spot among the legends intensify. The Brazilian forward, Jesus, deviates from the typical striker mold. He may not consistently grace the scoresheet, but Mikel Arteta values his contributions immensely.

With his knack for aiding goal sequences and flaunting stellar technical flair, Jesus leaves an imprint at Arsenal. Yet, does he wear the ‘elite’ badge?

Where Does Jesus Stand?

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fanned the flames of this debate. Micah Richards tossed a provocative query,

“How elite is Jesus? At Man City, I perceived him as slightly beneath the true elites.”

Gary Lineker weighed in, opining,

“He’s a robust striker, epitomizing energy and pressing prowess. He scores respectably but isn’t in the Haaland, Kane, or Lewandowski league.”

Jesus’ adaptability is praiseworthy. He seamlessly fits into any frontline position, becoming an indispensable tool for Arteta. Lineker further noted,

“He might fall a notch below the top, but he’s undeniably a desired team player.”

Alan Shearer nodded in agreement with Lineker. He remarked,

“I’m on the same page as Gary. Newcastle would certainly welcome him with open arms in our current state. He might not be elite, but he consistently delivers, especially when fit. I echo the sentiments shared here.”

Amidst the whirlwind of debates over Jesus’ elite stature, one fact stands unwavering. His significance to Arsenal and Mikel Arteta. Regardless of whether he’s perched on the elite pedestal or just a step below, Arsenal will lean on his consistent performances through the season’s roller-coaster ride.

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