Hundreds of Fantasy Premier League players sell Arsenal striker after Crystal Palace blank

A massive 72.5 per cent of players selected the former Manchester City striker in their team after he bagged seven goals in pre-season for the Gunners.

He made his competitive debut for Mikel Arteta’s side on Friday night as they took on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in their first game of the new season.

Jesus tormented Palace’s defence throughout the first half and came close to scoring a superb solo goal.

But the Brazil international faded after the half-time interval and was unable to score before being substituted in the final 10 minutes.

After the match, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville described Jesus as “electric” and “magical”, while his colleague Jamie Carragher hailed the Brazilian as “sensational” in the first half.

But hundreds of FPL players were not so convinced by Jesus’ performance.

The official FPL Twitter account confirmed that 610 players had already sold Jesus within minutes of the match finishing.

“Talk about reactionary,” wrote one fan on Twitter.

Another added: “610 managers don’t know how to play FPL.”

Arsenal boss Arteta was quick to praise Jesus after the match and said the Brazilian provided his side a “fear factor” going forward.

“He’s always on your shoulder, the ball is bouncing, the fifty-fifty ball, he’s always had that intuition, that ability to get the ball off you,” Arteta told Sky Sports.

“He’s never standing still, he’s always on the move, he’s always ready to act, he’s so sharp. For a defender, it’s difficult to play against him.”