Arsenal lost 3-1 to Manchester United, handing them their first Premier League loss of the year. Gunners striker Gabriel Jesus has opened up about how his teammates responded in the locker room.
After Arsenal’s demoralizing 3-1 loss to Manchester United, Gabriel Jesus has opened up about the ‘frustrated’ atmosphere in the locker room.
On Sunday at Old Trafford, the Gunners put on a thrilling offensive display, but their defense crumbled as a result of Mikel Arteta’s late gamble.
After winning their previous five games, Marcus Rashford scored twice to end Arsenal’s perfect start to the Premier League season.
A goal from United’s £85 million acquisition, Antony, was cancelled out by Bukayo Saka at the hour mark. Jesus and company then equalized.
After equalizing, the Gunners had a chance to at least salvage a draw, but 15 minutes later, they were down 3-1, leaving Jesus and his teammates to rue their first error of the new season in the locker room.
The Brazilian striker said after the game, “The feeling is frustrating since we dominated the game.
So, we’re not happy because we could have won because we played so much better, in my opinion.”
“That’s football, though. You’re going to have a tremendous problem if you don’t go there and kill, and that’s what happened. The time has come to grow as a result of it.
Despite how well we are performing this season, there is always room for improvement at both an individual and team level.”
Jesus, who is only 25 years old, is one of the more seasoned players on the Arsenal team because he already has five years of elite experience under his belt from his time at Manchester City.
As Arteta’s team travels to Zurich on Thursday to begin their Europa League campaign, he is now hoping to help the Gunners go back to winning ways.
“We must remain a unit, develop better as a group, and stop worrying about this one.
This is lost forever. We have to do better next time. Although we are playing incredibly well, nobody is flawless.
No team in the world is perfect, but I believe that right now our challenge is to make a lot of improvements and bounce back.”
Jesus’ manager repeated his thoughts after being questioned about if there were any positives to take away from the loss in Manchester. But given how disappointed they were, Arteta said, “That’s hard to see now.
We invested a lot of time and energy into this game, and we’re proud of the lads’ effort and performance tonight. However, we must move on to the next one.”