Jesus says Arsenal focused ‘on us’ after Brighton win

Gabriel Jesus said Arsenal are focused on themselves after moving top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Brighton.

Jesus opened the scoring from a corner kick after Arsenal had been frustrated in the first half, firing 15 shots at goal in the opening 45 minutes without scoring, before the Brazilian found a breakthrough eight minutes after the break.


The Gunners kept things tight at the other end, against a Brighton team who had scored in each of their Premier League games this season. A late goal from Kai Havertz, his fourth in seven games, sealed the win at the Emirates.

Jesus was delighted with a result that moves Arsenal top of the table, ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United. The forward praised how Arsenal ‘controlled’ the game and said the North Londoners are focused only on themselves in the title race.

“It’s not only about the result, the way we played, the way we controlled then. They have a good team. It was amazing,” Jesus said, as per the BBC.

“Kai is an amazing player, so strong and tall, his quality, he helps us a lot,” the forward added on fellow goalscorer Havertz.

“We’re very happy we have him. Everyone knows about City’s quality. We have to focus on our game. It’s not only City in the Premier League. Liverpool are playing so well and Villa are playing amazing. We have to focus on us.”

Havertz echoed the thoughts of his teammate after an ‘important’ win against a ‘tough’ Brighton team. The German also spoke on his improved form after a difficult start at Arsenal.

“Very important. It’s a great team. They play very nice football. It’s tough to play against them. We knew we’re strong at our house here. Today it went quite well.

“I’m happy as an offensive player, it’s always nice to score or assist. The first one or two months were difficult but I tried to get the best out of myself every day.”

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