According to Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, the 0-0 draw between Southampton and Arsenal on Sunday was “disappointing” for forward Gabriel Jesus.
After just 11 minutes of play, Granit Xhaka gave the Gunners the lead with a rocket volley that found the top of the net.
While the Gunners were in control in the first half, they were unable to build on their lead, and things took a very different turn in the second.
Stuart Armstrong outwitted the defense and scored coolly for the equalizer that gave the Saints control of the game.
Regarding the outcome, Arteta commented, “No complaints.” It’s football, folks. In the first half, we played exceptionally well and had complete control of the game. We produced a ton of significant opportunities that we did not seize.
“Unfortunately, in the Premier League, if you don’t do that when you’re leading the game, you can run into some problems.
We suffered a lot of turnovers in the second half, especially when we had the ball, which made it difficult for us to maintain control of the game as we had hoped.
For the second time this year, the Gunners failed to win a game, allowing Manchester City to cut the lead at the top to two points.
The shape of Gabriel Jesus after his explosive start to the season would have been another worry in addition to a few others.
Gabriel Jesus on the recent performance of Arsenal
The Brazilian has not scored in five games and was held without a goal against the Saints despite making a substantial contribution to the team’s performance as a whole.
In response to these worries, Arteta said, “I’m sure he’ll be unhappy today because he had the opportunity to put them away.
“Gabi can do that because I know he gets frustrated when he scores two goals when he should have scored three or four. However, he is constantly present and has the opportunity. It’s a shame he wasn’t able to finish them off today because he offers so much to the squad.
The club will be hoping that the Brazilian can regain his shooting touch given his recent problems in front of goal, and he will be aiming to score enough goals to qualify for the Brazil World Cup squad next month.