Gabriel Jesus will be an Arsenal player next season.
The Brazilian striker has joined the north London club from Manchester City for a fee of £45 million.
Per Fabrizio Romano, Jesus has penned a five-year deal with the Gunners and it’s a signing that fans are understandably excited about.
At the age of 25, the talented forward is approaching his peak years and he’s proven that he can thrive in the harsh Premier League environment since joining City in January 2017.
In fact, despite not always being a regular starter in Pep Guardiola’s side, Jesus has chalked up some seriously impressive numbers in a sky blue shirt.
From the start of his first full Premier League season in 2017/18 up until the present day, the Brazil international has recorded the 14th-most goal contributions in Premier League action.
Not bad, eh?
Let’s take a look at the players ahead of Jesus, according to the Transfermarkt database…
The 25 players with the most Premier League goal contributions since start of 2017/18
25. Chris Wood – 58 goal contributions (51G, 7A)
24. Bernardo Silva – 59 goal contributions (29G, 30A)
23. Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 59 goal contributions (44G, 15A)
22. Bruno Fernandes – 60 goal contributions (36G, 24A)
21. Michail Antonio – 60 goal contributions (38G, 22A)
20. Paul Pogba – 61 goal contributions (24G, 37A)
19. Anthony Martial – 62 goal contributions (41G, 21A)
18. Danny Ings – 64 goal contributions (49G, 15A)
17. Richarlison – 66 goal contributions (48G, 18A)
16. Wilfried Zaha – 70 goal contributions (48G, 22A)
15. Callum Wilson – 70 goal contributions (50G, 20G)
14. Gabriel Jesus – 79 goal contributions (51G, 28A)
13. Sergio Aguero – 80 goal contributions (62G, 18A)
12. Roberto Firmino – 83 goal contributions (50G, 33A)
11. Marcus Rashford – 84 goal contributions (49G, 35A)
10. Alexandre Lacazette – 84 goal contributions (54G, 30A)
9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 84 goal contributions (68G, 16A)
8. Riyad Mahrez – 88 goal contributions (50G, 38A)
7. Kevin De Bruyne – 102 goal contributions (44G, 58A)
6. Sadio Mane – 107 goal contributions (77G, 30A)
5. Jamie Vardy – 112 goal contributions (91G, 21A)
4. Heung-min Son – 118 goal contributions (75G, 43A)
3. Raheem Sterling – 122 goal contributions (78G, 44A)
2. Harry Kane – 137 goal contributions (105G, 32A)
- Mohamed Salah – 168 goal contributions (118G, 50A)
Ironically, Arsenal‘s previous two big-name strikers – Lacazette and Aubameyang – are ahead of Jesus, although both of them played close to 2,000 more minutes in the aforementioned timeframe.
The rest of the players ahead of Jesus are essentially the best attackers the Premier League has to offer, with Salah sitting comfortably top of the pile.
Recording 31 more goal contributions than Kane in second-place tells you everything you need to know about how absurdly good the Egyptian has been in a Liverpool jersey.