'You are done': Gary Neville says Arsenal won't make top four if 25-year-old gets injured
Gary Neville has warned Arsenal that they “are done” if Gabriel Jesus gets injured.
The Sky Sports pundit made the comments on The Overlap while discussing the Gunners squad strength.
Arsenal suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season on Sunday, losing 3-1 at Manchester United.
The latest episode of The Overlap focused solely on Arsenal and United.
Back in the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s, the Gunners and the Red Devils used to dominate English football.
Arsenal and United haven’t been quite as dominant in recent years, but this season, they seem to be back on track.
Mikel Arteta’s charges top the Premier League table, while Erik ten Hag’s side have won four in a row to go fifth.
Arsenal struck gold this summer when they signed Jesus from Manchester City.
The 25-year-old has hit the ground running at the Emirates Stadium, with three goals and three assists in the league.
But in terms of strength in depth, Neville suggested that Arsenal may struggle without Jesus.
“I think Jesus gets injured, you are done,” he said on the show.
Although Jesus was on the losing side on Sunday, he nonetheless delivered an impressive display.
The Brazilian was involved in all of the Gunners’ brightest play and was a constant thorn in United’s side.
Speaking on Sky Sports at the time during commentary, Neville said he would have given Jesus the MOTM award, had the game ended with 25 minutes to go.
“For about 65 minutes that man there, Gabriel Jesus, has been the best player on the pitch, he’s been outstanding.
“But I just think since then, (Christian) Eriksen, he’s been the one. So yeah, I’d just give it to him,” Neville commented.
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