- Gabriel Jesus scored for Arsenal vs. Manchester United after coming on as a sub
- And he notched his second goal of the season on Wednesday vs. PSV Eindhoven
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Gabriel Jesus started and scored vs. PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night, and credited his appearance in Arsenal‘s win over Man United earlier this month as a ‘good warmup’ for the Gunners’ return to the Champions League.
Jesus was sidelined for more than three months last season after injuring his knee during the World Cup, and didn’t return to Premier League action until March. He also missed the start of this season following a minor knee operation.
He marked his first start of the season on Wednesday with a wonderfully taken goal in the 38th minute of Arsenal’s 4-0 win, and club legend Thierry Henry asked him about his injury layoff afterwards.
‘Can you explain to people how difficult it is to be injured, and watching your team play,’ Henry said on CBS. ‘And just if you fast-forward [to] now, scoring that goal – and especially the one I love is the one against Man United when you put the defender down and you finished. Can you explain the process of you coming back from that injury please?
Gabriel Jesus was all smiles after scoring in Arsenal’s 4-0 win vs. PSV Eindhoven
He was asked by Thierry Henry about his long injury layoff last season with a knee issue
Jesus earned a start on Wednesday for the first time this season and played 69 minutes
‘Was a good warm-up, huh?,’ Jesus replied about the Man United game, where his goal 11 minutes into second half stoppage time secured a 3-1 win for his side.
‘It’s so hard, you guys played the game, you know. I had some injuries in my career and [that] was a bad time always. But obviously I tried to be strong in my mind to come back as quick as possible and stronger.
‘And it’s not easy to watch, you wanna play all the time,’ he continued. ‘But at the end you have to go for the challenge. That’s the life, football players’ life is like this. And also, yeah, It’s good to score goals, I love to score goals, I try.
‘It was a good goal against United, the first one [of the season], finally. And then tonight, again, we play good and we win the game, that’s the most important thing.’
Jesus gave Arsenal a 3-0 advantage vs. Eindhoven after Bukayo Saka converted a rebound in the eighth minute before setting up Leandro Trossard for the second.
Captain Martin Odegaard added a fourth in the 70th minute.
Source From: Football | Mail Online