Gabriel Jesus Arsenal FC
Gabriel Jesus Emirates Stadium Arsenal

Arsenal brought in forward Gabriel Jesus to lead the line and score goals but the forward has now admitted that scoring goals is not one of his strong suits.

The forward returned from a month-long injury layoff to play for Brazil against Argentina but despite featuring for 90 minutes, Jesus could not find the back of the net. And speaking after the game, the forward has admitted that despite the lack of goals, he is putting in all the hard work.

“There are things that bothered me a lot in the post-2018 World Cup cycle. I was younger, I had a different mind. Today I am a more mature man, more educated, a family man. I understand that football is a priority for me, and I know I need to be well to do my best, especially in the Brazilian team,” the player said after the Argentina game(h/t Fotmob).

“There are things I can’t control. I train, I look for, I try, I move, I help the team. The goal is inevitable. I believe it’s not my strong point, but I score goals and I’m there to score goals. When coming back, it will happen. It’s work. I work quietly, I’m not one to respond to criticism, I’m not one to be happy for praise. I already was, I won’t be anymore.”

Gabriel Jesus was brought in by Arsenal from Manchester City in the summer of 2022 and in his first season, the 26-year-old scored 18 goals in 38 appearances but constant injuries have ruined his career.

Due to injuries, this season, he’s played only 364 minutes of league football scoring one goal which is why Mikel Arteta is actively looking for a new centre-forward.

The Arsenal manager has been preferring Eddie Nketiah up front rather than Gabriel Jesus and now the Brazilian has made it even harder for himself to get back up the pecking order.

Arsenal are looking to bring in Ivan Toney during the January transfer window and if Jesus cannot play out of his skin from now until the end of December, there’s a big chance he is going to be sold at the end of this season.

As for this weekend’s game against Brentford, Gabriel Jesus does have a chance to start because Eddie Nketiah is ruled out with an injury.