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FPL new signings: Jesus can thrive as Arsenal regular

The Scout 4 Jul 2022
Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal

The Scout on why the Brazilian forward has all-round potential to star in 2022/23 Fantasy

The Scout looks at the Fantasy Premier League potential of the summer signings ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Gabriel Jesus (ARS) £8.0m

A move to Arsenal gives Gabriel Jesus the chance to finally make a big impact in FPL.

The Brazilian is set to become the Gunners’ first-choice centre-forward this season following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette.

Jesus had struggled to secure a regular role at his former club Manchester City due to the rotation policy of Pep Guardiola.

Indeed, he never started more than 22 matches in a single campaign across his six seasons under the Spaniard.

Despite his limited pitch time, Jesus still managed eight goals and eight assists in his 28 outings last season.

Jesus and Lacazette comparison
2021/22 Jesus Lacazette
Goals 8 4
Shots 64 46
Conversion rate 12.5% 8.7%
FPL assists 8 7
Key passes 38 29

His underlying numbers also look encouraging when assessed against Lacazette.

Jesus was involved in a goal every 117.4 minutes in 2021/22, compared with the Frenchman's 162.6 minutes.

Arsenal's kind run of early opponents further lifts the appeal of investing in Jesus from the off. 

The Gunners have one of the most attractive opening schedules, facing only one of last season's top-six sides in their first eight matches.

As the lone striker for Mikel Arteta's side, Jesus can finally make his mark in Fantasy, offering managers big potential for goals and assists in 2022/23.

See: The Scout's FPL new signings

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