Mikel Arteta hailed the ‘magic moments’ from Gabriel Jesus after the forward inspired Arsenal to a 2-1 win at Sevilla.
Arsenal moved to the top of Group B after a Champions League win at Sevilla, with Jesus creating one and scoring another to secure all three points for the Gunners.
The Brazil international produced an outstanding assist for compatriot Gabriel Martinelli, after spinning brilliantly inside his own half to turn away from two defenders, before finding a defence-splitting pass for his teammate in behind.
Jesus then scored a spectacular second as he bent an effort into the far corner and Arteta was delighted with an important win for his side in Spain.
“I’m very happy to win here. There are not many teams have won here in the last ten years in Europe and we’ve done it,” Arteta said to TNT Sports.
“I really liked the team, especially the first 60,65 minutes because we played the game we wanted. After we went two-nil up we should have scored a third one and we had openings to score it and we didn’t.
“In one corner, the first action where they had something they scored and from there, they have experience, they have a lot of people and a lot of belief they can get in the game.”
On Gabriel Jesus’ match-winning performance, Arteta added: “You need magic moments in these games and you need the big players to step in and create those moments.”
Jesus was substituted in the second half with a hamstring injury and Arteta is hopeful the issue is not serious.
“He felt something in his hamstring so let’s see. He straight away asked to be subbed which is not good news because he’s not a player that does that at all so we’ll have to wait and see in the next few days.”