“He was a big disgrace he can’t even trap the ball, i can’t believe this is the player Mikel Arteta want to use to win the Premier League, he’s just so mid” – Former Man Utd player Rio Ferdinand slammed Arsenal’s £47 million star following his terrible performance for his country yesterday.
The national media slammed a £45 million Arsenal player after his performance for his country last night. Arsenal had a number of players called up for international duty again this time around as their brilliant team is exhibited globally.
A handful of the Gunners’ Brazilian contingent was called up. Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Jesus were among those who appeared in Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Venezuela Friday night. Magalhaes even got his name on the scoreboard.
However, Jesus had another unproductive night in front of goal, and the Brazilian media picked up on his lack of attacking productivity.
When compiling their player ratings for the night, Brazilian media Globo applauded Jesus for his efforts, but his final output was picked up on and criticized once again.
“He worked hard and ran all over the field, even making a tackle on the edge of Brazil’s defense area.” “It wasn’t very effective in the front,” Globo wrote.
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This appears to be a reoccurring pattern in the Arsenal player’s career. There is a great player who has a major impact on games, but the goals aren’t always there. And it appears that these occasions occur far too frequently.
The Brazilians clearly want him to excel in the yellow shirt. But the strain of being a Selecao goalscorer definitely weighs heavily on individuals, as it appears to be the case with Jesus and Richarlison.
Arsenal fans have witnessed this with Jesus as well. Yes, the work-rate and overall impact are present, but the goals and finishing are sometimes lacking.
Jesus is going through a difficult time. It’s up to him to lead Arsenal to the title, and if he does, it won’t matter if he misses a couple big chances.