Referee’s body cam footage reveals the incredible brilliance of Gabriel Jesus’ chipped goal against MLS All-Stars

The brilliance of Gabriel Jesus’ chipped goal against the MLS All-Stars in Arsenal’s pre-season friendly at Audi Field in Washington DC has been captured from a stunning new angle.

The Gunners secured a resounding 5-0 victory over the best of the MLS, with Jesus opening the scoring in style with his instinctive chip, leaving the American commentators in awe, describing it as ‘absolutely disgusting’.

Leandro Trossard, Jorginho, Gabriel Martinelli, and new signing Kai Havertz also found the back of the net, contributing to Arsenal’s comfortable triumph.

What makes Jesus’ goal even more remarkable is that it was captured from the referee’s body camera, providing a captivating view from the edge of the area just in front of referee Ted Unkel.

The clip, which has gone viral on social media, showcases Jesus’ impeccable first-time finish as he chips the ball over MLS All-Stars’ goalkeeper Roman Burki, who plays for St Louis City.

Several MLS players are frozen to the spot as Jesus’ shot hits the post and beats Burki, with the Arsenal player then wheeling away in celebration.

Speaking after the match, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said he was delighted with the performance of his side.

“It was a great occasion and a great atmosphere. It was great to see so many Arsenal supporters filling the stadium,” said Arteta.

“We had some great moments in the game and some moments, especially in the first-half that weren’t that great, but we’re still very early in pre-season and it was great to see some debuts with Jurrien [Timer], Auston [Trusty] and Declan [Rice] obviously, and I was really pleased in the end with the result.”

When asked if he believed the club’s new signings had bedded in quickly, Arteta added: “They are and we have to find that fluidity within the game, and those relationships.

“That’s something that is difficult to predict as a coach what’s going to work, but sometimes whether it’s on the pitch or sitting at the table, and they find that chemistry between them.

“Especially, in the first half, the way we started, we were a bit suffocated with the weather, and we started to give too many simple balls away, and we could not really control the game.

“But it was true that we were exceptional in both boxes today; every time we were in the final third in good positions, we put the ball in the back of the net, and we have to defend moments in those transitions when we give the ball away.

“I think we defended really well, as well.”

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