Gabriel Jesus Aims Mighty Dig at Manchester United with 'Warm Up' Comment After Heroics vs PSV

Gabriel Jesus Aims Mighty Dig at Manchester United with 'Warm Up' Comment After Heroics vs PSV

Rene Otinga
September 21, 2023 at 4:22 PM
  • Gabriel Jesus appeared to aim a dig at Manchester United after Arsenal’s win over PSV
  • The Brazilian was on target as the Gunners claimed an emphatic victory on Wednesday
  • Jesus made a sly comment said to be aimed at United during his post-match interview

Gabriel Jesus could not help himself as he seemingly aimed a subtle dig at Manchester United in the wake of Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven.

The Brazilian was one of the better performers on the night as he found the net for the Gunners' third goal in the first half to put the result beyond the visitors.

Jesus has endured a torrid 2023, having missed several months of last season through a long-term injury.

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Gabriel Jesus battles for possession with Jonny Evans of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on September 03, 2023 in London, England. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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He also missed the first few games for Arsenal in the 2023/24 campaign as he recovered from a minor knee problem.

Upon his return, however, it was like Jesus he never left as the 26-year-old has netted two goals in three games for the Gunners.

Among those goals was a devastating sucker punch to round off a 3-1 win against Manchester United on Sunday; a strike which he used to aim a dig at the Red Devils.

Jesus shades Manchester United

After Jesus’ heroics against PSV, he appeared for a virtual interview where Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry asked him about his lengthy injury layoff.

The Frenchman asked the Gunners star how difficult it was to be injured and have to watch the team play from the sidelines. Jesus responded, per CBS Sports:

"Was a good warm-up, huh?" with many taking that comment to be about his goal against United 11 minutes into second-half stoppage time.
The Arsenal star added: "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 quickly as possible and stronger."

Jesus will be hoping he has proven himself enough to Arteta to start in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, September 24.

Arteta faced with derby 'headache'

Sports Brief also reported on Arteta being stuck in a quandary ahead of the North London derby against Spurs on Sunday.

The coach discussed his squad's depth and how he was likely to find trouble pleasing every player with minutes on the pitch.

Arteta described his situation as 'good headaches' and said choosing who played was probably the hardest part of his role.

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