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Gabriel Jesus 'was not unhappy' at Man City and he joined Arsenal because he 'wanted to play'

Gabriel Jesus, who recently signed with Arsenal after leaving Manchester City, claims that his desire to score goals was the only motivation for making the move. Jesus scored twice against Leicester on Saturday.

Two goals from Jesus and two assists from him in the first half helped Mikel Arteta's team to a 4-2 victory over the Leicester City at the Emirates. The win gave the Gunners their second straight victory.

The Brazil international, who joined Arsenal for £47 million from City, has made a strong first impression and put to rest rumors of bad blood between the two clubs.

'I am really thrilled because we performed so good against a strong opponent,' he exclaimed to Premier League Productions after the game. I dedicate each and every day to achieving my goals.

I wanted to play, and the club at Manchester City understood that; I was never dissatisfied with my time there.

Since Jesus is the only senior No. 9 on City's roster, he may assume that his playing time would increase until Sergio Aguero, the club's all-time leading scorer, leaves at the end of the 2020-21 season.

As a result, the former Barcelona manager opted to field his preferred false-nine formation, with Jesus frequently seeing action on the flank for a team that would go on to successfully defend their title on the season's last day.

The Brazilian international started all 28 games he played in previous season as City won the title, however he only played 20 complete matches' worth of Premier League action (1878 minutes).

As Arteta has started both Premier League games this season, he has allowed the Brazilian to play 167 of a potential 180 minutes for his former team.

Fans at Arsenal's stadium got a first look at their new man against Leicester, and while he didn't score in the team's season opener at Crystal Palace, he scored twice and will have been unhappy not to add a third.

Jesus won two Premier Leagues, two League Cups, a Community Shield, and an FA Cup while playing under Arteta, Guardiola's assistant at the Etihad.

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