Gary Neville has interesting analyses of Premier League matches in his podcast. The former Manchester United right-back seems to be particularly impressed with Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus. Neville believes that the Brazilian forward has a lot in common with Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney.
‘I don’t see Jesus, Martinelli and Saka linking up. When Saka is trying to cross to the back post, he is smashing it across.
I don’t see Martinelli charging in at the back post. There’s quite a lot to work on. I’ve found myself talking at the end of many Arsenal games this season about whether Jesus and [Eddie] Nketiah are No.1 and No.2 strikers in a Premier League title winning side, or if they are actually No.2 and No.3 strikers.
I love Jesus. I really love him, honestly. I think he’s a brilliant player and I would have loved to play with him. He’s got a bit of Wayne Rooney in him, a bit of Carlos Tevez in him.'- he said, as quoted by METRO!
Gary Neville: Sometimes, he is everywhere where you don’t want him
However, there are aspects of Gabriel Jesus's game that Neville is not satisfied with. Rooney and Tevez also had similar problems in their careers, but Ronaldo was the one who knew how to compensate for some of their shortcomings.
‘But he hasn’t got that instinct in front of goal. Sometimes, he is everywhere where you don’t want him.
Tevez would run around everywhere, sometimes Rooney would disappear and be out on the left wing, but you did have Cristiano Ronaldo up there who would be prolific.'
Arsenal's trio doesn't play together often, which could end up costing them.
‘Rooney was prolific as well, but I am just thinking about those great front threes.
These three [at Arsenal], not even just in goals, they don’t combine a lot together within games to play. I feel that will cost them at some point.'