Gabriel Jesus reacts to Arsenal's North London derby win against Tottenham Hotspur
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Gabriel Jesus reacts to Arsenal's North London derby win against Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal made sure that north London was red yesterday, after doing the double over fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

An own goal from Hugo Lloris and a sensational Martin Odegaard strike earned Arsenal a thoroughly deserved three points.

Injured star Gabriel Jesus took to Instagram after the match to celebrate his side’s victory and send his Arsenal teammates a message.

The Brazilian has been unavailable since the World Cup after picking up a serious knee injury with his national team.

Arteta spoke about Jesus’s injury before yesterday’s match, and it sounds like the 25-year-old won’t be available for some time.

“Hopefully we will have him back [for the final few months].” Arteta said.

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“Obviously it was a serious injury, a bit longer than we expected it.

“He is going to try to do everything he can to make it shorter but we’re going to miss him for a while.”

Arteta has explained already that Jesus is still playing an important part behind-the-scenes at the club.

The Brazilian is still giving out advice on the training ground and being a positive influence.

He’s also taken Eddie Nketiah under his wing, which certainly showed during yesterday’s performance.

Jesus sends Arsenal message

Taking to Instagram after the match, Jesus was clearly over the moon with his side’s performance.

He said, ‘What a TEAM’ next to a picture of his teammates celebrating one of their goals.

Jesus’ impact on Nketiah’s performance becomes more and more evident every match.

The young English forward certainly has a reputation for being an elite finisher, but mainly a poacher.

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However, every game he becomes more involved in Arsenal’s build-up play, and was a valuable out ball yesterday.

Holding up the ball, hassling Tottenham’s defenders, and effectively linking up play, it’s easy to see why Arteta has so much faith in him.

Jesus will be hoping he can keep sending positive messages to his Arsenal teammates throughout his time on the side lines.

It could just end up earning him a Premier League winners medal in May.

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