Amid talk of Arsenal’s links to Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen, Gabriel Jesus has fired back and addressed goal scoring comments he claims have been taken out of context.
Gabriel Jesus scored his fourth goal in his fourth Champions League game so far this season. It extends a record in the competition which began with Manchester City where he has e-in-two record across 42 games scoring 24 times.
Yet despite this record, his Premier League outings haven’t been as consistent in regards to his goalscoring.
He has 12 Premier League goals in his 34 Arsenal appearances but context is always key and the injuries suffered have severely impacted any momentum he has attempted to build whereas the Champions League games have typically come without interruption besides missing the home clash with Sevilla.
Jesus spoke to football.london and other reporters after the game in which he scored that fourth goal in a 6-0 win over RC Lens to help Arsenal confirm the top spot in their Champions League group.
I asked the Brazilian about his record in the competition and the differences between his form in domestic and European appearances.
“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.”
Just over a week on from his return from South America, these comments, and rather the reaction to them and their coverage, were fresh on his mind. “I don’t know,” he said regarding the difference between his European to domestic form. “It’s hard to explain.”