Gabriel Jesus was back on the scoresheet for Arsenal, as the Brazilian scored and notched an assist in the Gunners 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Tuesday night.
Jesus opened the scoring in the second half after nutmegging former Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner on the near post, and then setting up Bukayo Saka for the second goal shortly after. The three points move Arsenal up to second in the Premier League, two points behind Liverpool.
Speaking to TNT after the match, the striker was asked about his performance and victory. “I think I am doing good. Unfortunately, I have been injured, but I don’t want [that]. I got kicked in training so I had some problems again, but I am working hard and doing everything to be on the pitch.
Jesus continued: “The support of my teammates is good. Today I was a little unlucky with one chance – I am happy they keep supporting me.”
Speaking to Arsenal.com about his goal, Jesus said he’s been working a lot on his finishing in training.
“I’ve been working a lot – and one thing I’ve worked on is this kind of finishing. With the first one, when I hit the post, I was a little bit taking long, then I missed a chance – but I kept trying.
“The one I scored, when I turned I tried to shoot. [I’ve had] the support of my teammates and fans. They keep supporting me and sometimes you have to try something different to score – I think it was the best way to come back, score and then obviously to help the team as well.
“All my teammates played amazingly tonight and that’s why we won the game. It’s not easy coming here. They have a good team, the crowd is amazing, they push the team a lot and when they scored a goal in the last four minutes, the crowd went crazy and then pushed them.
“The best way to control a team like them is keeping the ball, moving the front players, moving everywhere to try to create something.
“Unfortunately we didn’t score in the first half, but the second half we talked a little bit, made some changes and then we scored [two]. It’s good.”