- Arsenal win at Sevilla
- Jesus and Martinelli on target
- Jesus substituted with hamstring issue
Gabriel Jesus played a pivotal role in helping Arsenal bounce back to winning form against Sevilla in the Champions League. However, the Brazilian forward’s standout performance was marred by a late injury blow, as confirmed by manager Mikel Arteta post-match.
Great away win for Gunners but concern over Jesus
Following a 2-1 defeat to Lens in their previous European outing, the Gunners faced a stern challenge against the seven-time Europa League champions.
Debutant in the Champions League, Gabriel Martinelli made an instant impact, finding the net in first-half stoppage time after a superb pass from Jesus, artfully evading the goalkeeper.
Early in the second half, Jesus extended Arsenal’s lead with a stunning strike into the top corner.
Sevilla, spurred on by their passionate home crowd, rallied back into the game when Nemanja Gudelj headed in from a set-piece.
From that point onwards, Arsenal had to weather a storm of pressure as the hosts pressed for an equaliser. David Raya’s acrobatic save, tipping Mariano’s shot onto the crossbar, added to the suspense, although it was later debated whether the goal would have stood due to a potential handball.
In a late setback for Arteta’s side, Jesus had to be substituted due to a suspected hamstring injury. Despite this blow, Arsenal held their ground, securing a hard-fought victory that propelled them to the top of Group B.
Arsenal are looking like Premier League title contenders again and after a convincing win over PSV in their first match suffered a disappointing result against Lens. Last night they secured a great win away to Sevilla.
With three goals in three Champions League games this season, Jesus is a crucial player in Europe for the Gunners. He faces a spell on the sidelines and bettors need to weigh up how much his absence will affect Arsenal in domestic and European matches.