Arsenal must prove Gary Neville wrong after Jesus injury

Arsenal has been thrown into a mini-crisis after Gabriel Jesus suffered an injury at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Brazilian has been a key player for them this season which earned him a place in the Brazil squad for the competition.

The striker’s injury comes as a shock to Arsenal and it will also be a major blow to them and it brings to mind what Gary Neville had predicted before now.

Mirror Football recalls that the English pundit had predicted that Arsenal will be in big trouble if he ever gets injured.

According to the report, he said: “I think Jesus gets injured, you are done.

“What Jesus has done upfront is that he’s made the team better. They are fantastic really in all departments, Arsenal.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Jesus has been a key player for us and has proven to be one of the best new signings in the Premier League.

The striker will continue to deliver solid performances for us if he stays fit and we back him to return to help us, perhaps sooner than we think.

However, for now, we must find a way to win matches and score goals in his absence and prove we are not a team that relies on one player to deliver.

Tags Gabriel Jesus Gary Neville


  1. Yes, GY is undoubtedly going to be missed. However, it should be noted that he has been experiencing goal draft due to the excessive ball-hogging approach and a mentality that he is invaluable. Of course, other team members have stepped up and produced the goals on a less first-touch basis.
    This scenario could reveal why the decision to be included in the Brazilian Team was not decisive among some considerations from Manchester City. Yes, Arsenal should be shopping for a side player such as the target Gakpo ( Dutch player). Let’s see what coming from the Bench Nketiah will provide in the short term.

  2. Our long term shortage of any sort of top striker at all, Jesus apart, is now chickens come home to roost. Jesus is irreplaceable in our current squad and Neville is simply saying what all rational Gooners have known all along.

    So I do not blame Nevile for speaking truth; how could when I constantly preach being realistic and not being stupidly biased towards our own club. And pretending that our obvious squad weaknesses do not exist.
    I do believe MA and EDU are firmly on thr case and WILL import a decent replacement . And Nketiah, though useful, is patently NOT the answer to thr blow that a long term Jesus injury would cause.

    Assuming, which we as yet do not know, it is a long term injury. Either way we have long needed extra strikerS. Plural!

    1. Everyone is assuming we only haave Nketiah as cover.
      Don’t we also have Martinelli who can play in the centre, and of course our “like a new signing” Emile Smith-Rowe?

      1. No Gabby stays on the left. We cant afford to “disorganize” the team any more. ESR is fragile, cant do what GJ does. in fact he’d break down again ’cause of the tackles he’ll take per game. I dont think people appreciate the crazy energy and steel it takes to do what GJ does! There’s no shortcut to this, the club must get a good hardworking striker in january if not, we’ll be ignominiously dispatched from top four.

      2. why did we give Eddie 100k a week if he isn’t Jesus’ backup? It wasn’t just so we immediately sign a different player the second Jesus is injured.

        1. and it definitely wasn’t so Martinelli could be taken out his best position. ESR, i can’t even remember a time he played a false 9.

  3. With all due disrespect to the “pundit”, Arsenal has nothing to prove to a biased lowlife grifter that is the former manure defender.

  4. That’s it. And i think for their haven played 14 Epl games so far This season, Arsenal has proved to be a general purpose all players based goals scoring team this season. Especially in the Epl where any of their payers have scored goals this season.
    For, the current Arsenal Epl team is not a goals scoring team that relies heavily on a particular individual player in team to Score goals for the team. As any Gunners in the team can score.just as they’ve been seen scoring this seasonAa”

  5. Should buy another wide forward. We aren’t going to find a striker that improves the team in January and it’s pointless to waste time. Unless Juve has a wholesale and Vlahovic is available for dirt cheap, there is nobody else available. We paid eddie 100k to deliver and he should be able to do the job. A wide forward can be brought in so Martinelli can also possibly chip in as a forward while Jesus is out. But I dont see us buying and changing our strategy for a him being out 3 months. One of those months we will not even be playing much, so really just two months he would be out. Time for Eddie to step up and earn his wages.

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