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Ronaldo sends a lengthy Instagram message to Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus

Ronaldo sends a lengthy Instagram message to Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus

Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has sent a message to Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus after the 25-year-old successfully underwent surgery on his knee this week.

The Brazilian started just one game at the World Cup – against Cameroon – and unfortunately for him, he hurt his knee. That’s set to keep him out of action for about three months.

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Ronaldo sends a lengthy Instagram message to Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus

Ronaldo is arguably the greatest striker of all time.

He’s an inspiration to almost every Brazilian, and he has now hailed Jesus in a lengthy Instagram post following his surgery earlier this week.

R9 has urged Jesus to ignore all the criticism that has/will come his way. He reminded the Arsenal man that he’s someone who ‘did the impossible’ by leaving the ‘Peri Garden’ to win numerous trophies for club and country – a feat he claims is ‘extraordinary’

A part of Ronaldo’s lengthy Instagram post reads: “May you never forget where you came from because that boy who had the dream of being a player didn’t take an easy path, full of opportunities and privileges. That boy did the impossible, the “impossible”, the extraordinary.

“He left the Peri Garden to conquer the world. He won several titles, was scorer, Copa America champion (decisive in the first achievement of the Tite era), Olympic champion (fundamental in Brazil’s unreleased gold) – all this very new. He’s the Brazilian with the highest-averaging goals in Premier League history.

“While many insist on comparing trajectories to disqualify an athlete, I’m here today to remind you that your story is unique. You came to the National Team with a lot of merit and I hope you still shine bright with your football.

“May you overcome what needs to be overcome, may you face what needs to be faced, may you continue to believe in your dreams because they are the ones who brought you here. Get well soon!”

Jesus responds

It’s not every day that the great Ronaldo sends you a message – that too a lengthy one to support you right after you’ve undergone surgery.

Jesus, who like many Brazilians looks up to Ronaldo, would’ve loved that.

The Arsenal man reposted Ronaldo’s message on his Instagram Stories and wrote, “simply the phenomenon,’ referring to the great man’s nickname – ‘O Fenomeno’.

Arsenal fans, like Ronaldo, will hoping Jesus makes a quick recovery and will be back doing what he loves very, very soon.

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