Based on his performance during the preseason tour, it is evident that Gabriel Jesus is determined and focused.
The Arsenal striker demonstrated his intent by opening the scoring against the MLS All Stars with a remarkable chip from outside the box.
His audacious finish left the American commentators on Apple+ astounded, with one of them describing it as “absolutely disgusting” in a display of admiration for the exceptional skill.
It’s a fitting assessment, considering the level of brilliance and ingenuity exhibited by Gabriel Jesus in that goal.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 20, 2023
Less than five minutes into their friendly at Washington’s Audi Field, the Gunners drew first blood.
In a swift counter-attack against the MLS All Stars, Jorginho skillfully threaded a pass through to the beloved Arsenal player Bukayo Saka.
Saka, making a move from the right wing, skillfully evaded a defender and then passed the ball to Gabriel Jesus, who was positioned just outside the box.
With impeccable finesse, the Brazilian forward delicately lifted the ball over the head of the All Stars’ goalkeeper, Roman Burki.
The beautifully executed effort found its way into the top-left corner of the net, evoking cheers from the spectators throughout the stadium.
To celebrate the goal, Gabriel Jesus ecstatically danced a salsa by the corner flag, displaying his joy and enthusiasm for the team’s success.
Even those in the commentary box couldn’t contain themselves.
“It’s an All Star game, put on a show! Gabriel Jesus did exactly that,” one of the broadcasters said.
The other commentator then chimed in, saying: “I mean it’s just absolutely disgusting the finish!
“This is the identity of that Arsenal team because they have that composure, that flair and that quality in the final third.”
When the MLS’s official Twitter account posted a clip of the goal on social media, fans wasted no time in flocking to the comments section to have their say.
Gabriel Jesus curls the chip to open the scoring vs. MLS All-Stars 💫
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 20, 2023
One person said: “Preseason Jesus is dangerous.”
While another added: “The caption under sells this.”
Meanwhile, responding to Bleacher Report’s post, one fan joked: “Why does the commentary sound like Monday Night Raw?”
And on the 22nd minute mark, Leandro Trossard extended Arsenal’s lead with another brilliant finish from outside the box.