Arsenal fans in shock after star striker admits ‘goals aren’t my strong suit’ as drought continues | The Sun
ARSENAL fans have been left in shock after star striker Gabriel Jesus admitted “goals aren’t my strong suit.”
The Brazilian, 26, is in his second season at the Emirates following a £45million move from Manchester City in 2022.
But Jesus’ first season saw him net just 11 goals as Arsenal narrowly missed out on a first Premier League title since the Invincibles.
And he has only managed to score once this term after suffering another injury setback.
Jesus’ lack of precision means Arsenal are reportedly lining up another striker in January.
Brentford star Ivan Toney is thought to be at the top of Mikel Arteta’s list.
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But in the meantime, Jesus has the chance to stake his claim when he returns to Arsenal after the international break.
He played all 90 minutes of Brazil’s home defeat to rivals Argentina on Tuesday.
And the 1-0 result saw him go without another goal for his country.
Jesus has now scored just one goal for Brazil since 2019, a record stretching across 25 matches.
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Samba fans are now starting to call for more options in the final third, despite Jesus netting 18 times prior to his drought.
And speaking after the result, Jesus made the shock admission that he’s not a natural goalscorer.
He said: "There are things that bothered me a lot in the post 2018 World Cup cycle. I was younger, I had a different mentality.
"Today I am a more mature man, more educated, a family man. I understand football is a priority for me, and I know I need to be well to do my best, especially for Brazil.
"There are things that I can’t control. I train, I look for, I try, I move, I help the team. I believe that goals are not my strong point, but I score goals, I’m there to score goals. I did so much in the national team.
"When I score goals again, it’s going to happen. It’s work. I work quietly, I’m not one to respond to criticism, I’m not one to be happy with praise. I was, I won’t be anymore."
But Arsenal fans were not left impressed by Jesus’ big reveal.
One said: “He’s stating the obvious, I’ve had to watch him the last two seasons.”
Another declared: “Can’t believe we’ve had a striker say this.”
One noted: “We have a goalie who can’t focus, a defender who doesn’t like defending and a striker who can’t score.”
Another added: “No wonder he plays for Arsenal. A serious club wouldn’t take this.”
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