‘We were better’ – Jesus admits his frustration with Man United result

Arsenal were beaten 3-1 by Manchester United on Sunday, and the feeling is that we deserved more for our overall performance.

The Gunners were denied an early goal after VAR intervened to claim a foul in the build-up, with all three of the Red Devils goals coming against the run of play.

The stats show that we were in fact on top, and not that we are being biased in our analysis, and Jesus admits that he also feels frustrated because we were the better side.

“The feeling is frustration because we play, we control the game and [before] the first two goals we concede we were better than them, the opponent,” Jesus is quoted by the Irish Examiner as stating. “And then we just concede, but now is the time to learn from it and improve. We are doing so well this season but there are still things to improve for everyone, as individuals and as a team. Everyone is together and we stick together until the end.

“We came to play against a strong opponent and it’s always hard, it’s the Premier League. So we are not happy because, in my opinion, we could win because we played so much better [than them]. But that’s football, they have quality as well and then if you don’t go there and kill, you are going to have a big problem – and that’s what happened.”

We can clearly understand his frustration in seeing our side dominate yet lose, but it was United’s clinical finishing which earned them the win.

We opened up because of our efforts in attack left us open on the counter, and the disallowed goal haunts us to add to our misery also.

The reaction after the match feels positive however, and I dont expect there to be any dwelling on the result, and our Europa League match should help us to get our heads where they should be abead of the weekend.


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  1. The truth of the matter is our players need to be more clinical if we are to go far this season. Thank you GJ for being frank.

  2. Far better even…
    But bumps are always going to happen ….Learning curve for a young team….We go again…..

  3. I’ve always celebrated our team’s skill and passion in our first five games. We lost because Man U was more passionate than our team.
    (1) We need to be more clinical
    (2) But how? First, confidence. Second appropriate shooting technique through drills. Third ……….
    (3) Jesus has the ability to score more goals. He needs to spend more time in the opponent’s 18yard box and shoot without looking up.
    (4) Defensively we also need to adapt to the game. Defence splitting passes cost us the last two goals. Antony was all alone for their first. That should never happen.
    (5) Thank God we have too much skill upfront. And indeed all over the pitch. Liverpool, Mancity and Chelsea are all beatable.

    We stay humble. We stay passionate. We stay ruthless. We March on still!!!!!

  4. Its the same old story ie passing all day. MA shd go direct with a through ball maybe with 3 or 4 passes.
    Teams have gotten wise to his strategy.
    It s not being clinical. How to score when facing the great wall of soccer.
    How did Antony and Rashford score. Jese us could also have socre if given the wid open space and time

  5. Be much more clinical. Too much snatching at shots.

    That’s where we are struggling. For the amount of chances we create each game the scoreline never reflects it.

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