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'What I have to do': Mikel Arteta reveals what he's had to tell his 'amazing' 25-year-old in training this week
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'What I have to do': Mikel Arteta reveals what he's had to tell his 'amazing' 25-year-old in training this week

Mikel Arteta has been speaking ahead of Arsenal v Brentford this weekend and touched on the decision for Brazil not to select Gabriel Jesus.

The striker was left out of the latest Selecao squad in what many deemed a surprising move by one of the World Cup favourites. Jesus has played well since arriving at Arsenal and is relishing the role of being the main man in attack.

However, that form hasn’t been enough for Brazil this time and addressing the issue, Arteta revealed he’s simply had to tell Jesus to buckle down and accept such decisions.

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“I haven’t [been given a reason why]. What I have to do is try to convince the players that they have to continue to do that, put their heads down, accept the decision that is made by the coach of the national team and give them even more reason if necessary that they have to be selected. That’s the way the boys reacted and there’s nothing else to comment on,” Arteta said when asked about Jesus.

Jesus will be keen to make an impression this weekend you feel. With a two week break until the next game, the Brazilian will want to sign out on a high and let his country know they’ve made the wrong choice.

TBR’s View: Jesus Good Enough For Brazil

Gabriel Jesus is good enough to play in the World Cup for Brazil but his problem is that they have so much talent he’s always going to miss out on certain squads.

Arteta’s advice to him here is sound and good management. There is nothing Jesus can do about it right now so the focus has to be on simply performing in training and for Arsenal and proving people wrong.

Jesus has been superb so far for Arsenal, and that’s all Gunners fans will care about right now.

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