Arsenal frontman Gabriel Jesus admits goalscoring is not his ‘strong point’ after extending miserable record for Brazil on his return from injury against Argentina

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Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus gave a frank assessment of his poor goalscoring record with Brazil, which was extended in Tuesday’s loss to Argentina.

The Gunners frontman started his first match since picking up a hamstring injury in Arsenal’s Champions League clash at Sevilla last month, as Brazil played host to arch-rivals Argentina in a 2026 World Cup qualifying clash. However, despite playing the full ninety minutes at the Maracana stadium, Jesus was unable to find the back of the net. This extends a dire run of scoring just once – in a friendly against South Korea in June 2022 – since his goal in the 2019 Copa America final in July 2019, which Brazil won 3-1.

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