Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted Gabriel Jesus is bothered by the goalless run he finds himself in.
The Gunner signed Jesus in the summer transfer window, landing the Brazilian international from Premier League rivals Manchester City. Jesus has largely been impressive for Arsenal since joining the club, but he is without a goal for the north London outfit in his last eight appearances.
Jesus’ most recent goal for Arsenal came in their 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the start of October. A month has since gone by without the Brazil international managing to find a goal for Arsenal.
Although he has not scored a goal for Arsenal in the eight matches he has featured in since the 25-year-old has since registered four assists across Premier League and Europa League.
Mikel Arteta admits Gabriel Jesus bothered by goal drought
Speaking to BT Sport, Arteta admitted that Jesus is bothered that he is goalless in his last eight matches. However, Arteta stressed that what Jesus brings to the team is amazing.
The Arsenal manager was also confident Jesus would again find goals for Arsenal. “It does bother him for sure,” Arteta told BT Sport. “Knowing him, when he scores three goals, he wants to score four.
“Today he had a couple of good chances as well, but what he generates to the team is just amazing.
“Last week he gave three assists. Today he was involved in every action again and the goals will come.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal secured a 1-0 win over FC Zurich to finish as Group A winners in Europa League 22/23 campaign. Arsenal finished their group-stage campaign with 15 points from six matches.
The Gunners, meanwhile, have a crucial fixture coming up in the Premier League this weekend. They take a short trip to Stamford Bridge to take on their London rivals Chelsea in their next fixture in the Premier League.
Arsenal will be aiming to get the better of Chelsea and maintain their lead at the top. The north London outfit currently sits at the top of the points table with 31 points from 12 matches. They have a two-point lead over Manchester City, who are second.
Chelsea, meanwhile, languishes at sixth with 21 points from 12 matches. They are 10 points short of table-toppers Arsenal’s tally.