Arsenal and Brazil's World Cup ace Gabriel Jesus claims his finishing is NOT an issue despite criticism over goal record | The Sun

GABRIEL JESUS insists his finishing is NOT an issue – despite recent criticism over his goal record.

The Arsenal and Brazil striker has come under question with just six goals in 24 appearances this season.

The last of those came in the North London derby win over Tottenham on October 1.

It means he has now gone 13 games without a goal for club and country – as in-form talisman Richarlison leads the line for the Selecao ahead of him.

But despite the barren spell, Jesus believes in his ability in front of goal.

He told Apostagolos at the World Cup: "Of course, I'm the player who should score every now and then, I'm here for the goals.


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"When I'm on the field I try to score, but I also try to help.

"When we win, I'm happy too. To be honest, I'm not thinking about that. If I get a chance, I'll score. I'm sure."

Asked specifically if his finishing is a problem, the 25-year-old hit back: "No, I don't think so.

"We can talk about finishing, but the most appropriate thing is to talk about the chances I had. It's different football here and at Arsenal.

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"Even though I had a few chances and I lost, I'm sure it's not about submitting.

"I started the season so well and nobody was asking about it.

"But it's not a problem. I'll kick the ball into the net soon and I won't stop again."

Jesus scored 95 goals in 236 games for City and is on five from 20 for the Gunners despite an electric pre-season.

On the international stage, the 58-cap star has 19 goals for Brazil.

The first came way back in September 2016 but he only has two in tournament football, both in the 2019 Copa America.

In fact, the second of those, against Peru, was in his 35th cap.

Since then, he has added just one goal – in a 5-1 win friendly win over South Korea in June – in 23 games.

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