Arsenal vs Leeds United: Gabriel Jesus came back from a goal drought and a bad injury to score his first goal with…
Arsenal vs Leeds United: Gabriel Jesus came back from a goal drought and a bad injury to score his first goal with a controversial penalty. He scored a brace against Leeds United which ended in a 4-1 scoreline in favor of Arsenal. However, that has not come without a price for the player. Fans have not missed the controversial decision that led to the penalty and took over the internet to express their emotions. Follow Premier League LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.
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How tf do I not even as a utd fan but as a football fan have it ingrained in my mind that Gabriel Jesus has a tendency to dive (been seeing him do it prior to his city move) and can tell by his body movement that he’s looking for any contact to dive but these refs are oblivious?? pic.twitter.com/H9SZnc1xBe
— ? Dr. Evil (@evilone446) April 1, 2023
Gabriel Jesus managed a spot in the first team today against Leeds United as Bukayo Saka was unavailable for Arsenal owing to illness. Since October, he had not scored in any matches, and as he received a bad knee injury during the World Cup, he has been recovering. This prolonged his goal drought to 6 months.
There was a contact and there was a big dive from Gabriel Jesus too. This penalty was too soft and light.#ARSLEE
— Dodzi Kwami Avuletey (@akwamidodzi) April 1, 2023
At the 35-minute mark, Jesus was twisting and turning inside the box as he avoided a tackle from Rasmus Kristensen. However, Luke Ayling fell to the ground and his overstretched leg collided with Jesus’ knee. Jesus fell inside the box and the referee did not hesitate to point to the penalty spot. Jesus came forward to take the penalty and scored Arsenal’s first goal.
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However, this did not go down well with the fans as they took over the internet. They are sure that it was a soft touch from Ayling and it could not have caused such a fall for Jesus. They called out the player for cheating and diving in such a bad way. They started expressing how Jesus should not have been rewarded with the penalty.
Gabriel Jesus Dive should win the dive of the season ????
— PassmasterEnzo5 (@Mudryk254) April 1, 2023
A fan wrote, “The Gabriel Jesus Dive Special is alive and well in the PL.” Another wrote, “Gabriel Jesus Dive should win the dive of the season.” While a third wrote, “There was a contact and there was a big dive from Gabriel Jesus too. This penalty was too soft and light.“
The Gabriel Jesus Dive Special is alive and well in the PL ?
— Jop Up, Jop Up and Get Down (@guyfromsoccer) April 1, 2023
Jesus scored his second goal 10 minutes into the second half. Both Ben White and Granit Xhaka also netted to get on the scoresheet. Arsenal matched their rivals Manchester City who also won with a 4-1 margin against Liverpool. Arsenal has still managed to keep their 8-point lead at the top of the table over Man City in second place with 9 matches to go.