Ian Wright believes Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus should have started against Bayern Munich last night

Arsenal secured a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich last night in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at Emirates Stadium, with a 76th-minute goal from Leandro Trossard ensuring the Gunners did not lose after the visitors had come from behind to take the lead in the first-half.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta brought on the Belgian forward and Gabriel Jesus in the 66th minute as the North Londoners chased an equaliser, and the substitutions paid off as both attackers combined to draw the Gunners level.

Jesus provided Trossard with a fine assist having mesmerised the Bayern defence with some piece of skill, and Ian Wright has claimed that the Brazilian striker should have started the match ahead of Kai Havertz.

“I would like to have seen maybe Jesus start that game for some reason,” the former Arsenal hitman said on the latest episode of Wrighty’s House.

“Just because he came on and he just gave us a little bit of something different when he got on the ball when the ball was on the ground, rather than Kai’s physical presence trying to link play and all that.

“I thought in the first-half. I would like to have seen a little bit more intricacy in and around their box. I would have liked to see a little more of that.”

Arteta opted to start Havertz as the number 9 as expected last night given his physicality and the opponents involved, but the 24-year-old German was unable to impress.

Jesus changed the attacking dynamics of the game upon coming on, with his footwork and movement making life difficult for the Bayern defenders.

The 27-year-old has lost his place in the Arsenal starting XI due to his frequent injuries and could struggle to reclaim his spot going forward as the Gunners are expected to sign another striker in the summer.

However, he was in fine form during his cameo appearance last night and might have helped the North Londoners get a better result had he started.

Arteta could be forced to start Jesus in the return leg with Arsenal desperate to put in a better performance in a bid to advance to the semi-finals, and the Spaniard has a selection headache he needs to solve before the trip to Allianz Arena.

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