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'Crazy!' - Arsenal fans react as Spurs star Richarlison starts for Brazil ahead of Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus is amongst the Brazil substitutes along with Gunners teammate Gabriel Martinelli for their World Cup opener against Serbia.

Jesus has proved to be a superb signing for Arsenal after completing a £45million transfer from Manchester City in the summer. The Brazilian striker has scored five goals and provided a further seven assists in 20 appearances across all competitions so far this season.

Despite enduring a difficult goal drought before the World Cup break, Jesus continues to influence games whilst Martinelli has improved his own performances under Mikel Arteta. Brazil teammate Richarlison completed a £50million transfer to north London rivals Tottenham in the summer and is set to start ahead of the Gunners duo for Tite against Serbia tonight.

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football.london takes a look at how Arsenal fans reacted to the news that their star striker will not start ahead of Spurs rival Richarlison. @TArsenalBulls7 tweeted: "How can he choose Richarlison over Jesus?"

Another user posted: "how is Richarlison starting for Brazil? *eye roll emoji* Jesus is so clear!"

@arh_ball posted: "Richarlison over Jesus is a disgrace."

One Arsenal fan tweeted: "Flop Richarlison starting over signing of the season Jesus *crying emoji*"

@chris1upp was just as confused with Tite's decision, tweeting: "Richarlison over Jesus is crazy!"

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