Gabriel Jesus has played down reports of a spat between himself and Brazil teammate Ederson after their altercation during Arsenal’s 1-0 win against Manchester City. The 26-year-old helped the Gunners earn a crucial three points against his former side to move top of the Premier League table.
Gabriel Martinelli came on as a substitute to score the winner in the final minutes of the game – resulting in Arsenal leapfrogging City into second. Jesus left the Etihad Stadium to reunite with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal back in 2021 after completing a £45million switch.
During the clash against City on Sunday afternoon, Jesus was involved in an incident with Ederson as tempers flared. The City goalkeeper pushed the 26-year-old after Jesus had held onto the ball in an effort to waste time and help Arsenal get over the line.
Man city player not happy with Arsenal player
The pair have now linked up on Brazil duty during the international break. Jesus was questioned about the altercation with Ederson.
Speaking to reporters, the Arsenal striker said:
“I have a good relationship, not just with Ederson but on the pitch it’s normal.
“Ederson and I spent a lot of time together at City and we were very happy. He knows how fond I am of him and I also know how fond he is of me.
“But on the pitch he defends his team and I defend mine. It was a moment when we [Arsenal] were winning and it’s not easy to beat them [City].
Sitting at the summit of the league table with 20 points from eight games,
Tottenham share the position with arch-rivals Arsenal. However, Neville is skeptical about Spurs’ ability to maintain their lead,
Citing concerns about their squad depth in the face of competition from teams like Arsenal and Manchester City.