Ex-Arsenal midfielder tells Gabriel Jesus to keep open mind at Manchester City

Gilberto Silva has adviced his compatriot Gabriel Jesus to keep an open mind at Manchester City.

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Rio de Janeiro, Oct 27: Brazil World Cup winner and former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva said new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus must "keep an open mind" to be successful with the English football club.

Gabriel signed with City from Palmeiras for $33 million (27 million pounds) in August and he will join up with his new teammates after the Brazilian season ends in January, reports Xinhua.

Gabriel Jesus (right) and Gilberto Silva (Image courtesy: Twitter)

"I'm really happy for Gabriel Jesus. It's important to keep in mind that when he comes to England, he has to be quick to adapt," said former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto in an interview with Goal on Wednesday.

"He must bring with him all the good things he's learned from Brazil, but the bad habits, like complaining, and other things, he must leave back there. England is a different environment. He will need time to adapt and it's important for him to come with an open mind to learn new things."

Gabriel, who can play as a centre-forward, attacking midfielder or winger, is considered one of Brazil's brightest talents.

He was part of the Brazil team that won the football gold medal at the Rio Olympics in August and has scored four goals in four international matches for the Selecao.

IANS

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