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Gabriel Jesus reveals gesture from Arsenal fans that he will "never forget"

Chris Byfield

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Gabriel Jesus reveals gesture from Arsenal fans that he will "never forget"

Gabriel Jesus heaped praise on the Arsenal fans after the club’s 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

On Sunday, the Gunners dispatched managerless Palace to go eight points clear of nearest rivals Manchester City at the Premier League summit, albeit having played a game more than their title challengers.

Mikel Arteta’s side are now just 10 games from winning their first Premier League title since 2004 when Arsene Wenger led the Gunners to an unbeaten season.

And Arsenal’s title charge has been boosted by the return of £45million summer signing Jesus.


The Brazilian had been out for three months having injured his knee at the World Cup.

Upon his return to the Arsenal line-up, Jesus praised the Arsenal fans for their incredible support.

Gabriel Jesus on Arsenal fans

Jesus admitted it was tough watching from the sidelines, and heaped praise on the Arsenal fans for the reception he received during his Premier League return against Fulham.


The 25-year-old said: “I was injured but in my mind, I was involved. I was like, I need to talk, I need to try to help them with something by talking and seeing the games - so that’s why.

“Over my life, I want to help as many as I can. That helped me a lot. My family as well, my wife, my daughter, my mum, my brothers, my sisters, my friends, everyone close to me helped me a lot. And also here, the people at the club, the players, the staff, the manager helped me a lot.


“I think the most important thing was my mind. I tried to keep focused, keep strong and then come back fully fit.


“It is not easy to be out. It was a long and very bad injury. I prefer to be on the pitch, running, playing and helping my teammates.

“The fans have always been good with me - helping me, pushing me. The way they [cheered me] last Sunday against Fulham was amazing. I will never forget that. All I want is to give it back to them on the pitch.”

Jesus, who is a four-time Premier League title winner with Manchester City, urged Arsenal to enjoy every minute of their bid for domestic glory.

“Now is, I think in my opinion, the best part of the season,” said Jesus. “When you have deciding games, big games as well, away and at home.


“Now is the time we have to play the same, don’t change, be together and then we will see.

“The team are doing so good. I think no one here is the main man. Everyone is together. When I got injured, we were sure Eddie [Nketiah] could go there and help us - and he did it. [Leandro] Trossard came in and did it as well.

“So everyone is together. To be champions of this big, big competition we need not only 11 players.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Crystal Palace

Chris Byfield
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