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Gary Neville expressed his disappointment with the £45m Arsenal player’s lackluster performance in the Aston Villa defeat…



Gary Neville expressed his disappointment with a certain Arsenal player’s performance during their defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates.


The former Manchester United player highlighted the player’s lackluster display, describing it as a “problem” for the team. Mikel Arteta, who took over from Unai Emery, faced defeat against his predecessor for the second time this season.


Despite a promising start to the game, where Arsenal seemed determined to capitalize on Liverpool’s earlier setback and reclaim their position at the top of the table, their performance ultimately fell short.


However, after 90 minutes, the title race is no longer in Arsenal’s control, and they will now have to depend on Man City making a mistake.


In all honesty, Aston Villa fully deserved their 2-0 victory today, as they now seem to thrive in this match.


Ollie Watkins displayed everything that Gabriel Jesus lacked – precision and flawlessness in his performance.


It was difficult to find an Arsenal player who could match the level of their opponents in any position, to the point where Martin Odegaard was even substituted while trying to turn the game around.


Having said that, it was Gabriel Jesus’ performance for Arsenal that particularly frustrated Gary Neville today.


Gary Neville expressed his disappointment with Gabriel Jesus’ performance for Arsenal against Villa today.


As a pundit for Sky Sports, Neville observed Jesus’ play throughout the first half and believed that the Brazilian player was not up to par. Neville specifically pointed out Jesus’ missed headed chance at the far post early on and his subsequent misplaced pass, expressing frustration with his performance.


Neville described Jesus’ play as “scruffy” in the final part of the game and highlighted his imperfections as a problem. This match presented a significant opportunity for Jesus to reclaim his position as Arsenal’s starting striker, especially with an upcoming match against Bayern Munich. However, based on his performance, fans may anticipate seeing Kai Havertz as a false nine once again.


Jesus displayed a combination of busyness and cleverness on certain occasions, but his performance became inconsistent when it came to delivering the final outcome.


He appeared to be a player who was extremely eager to make a lasting impression.


Although the season is far from over for Arsenal, today’s result is undoubtedly a setback in their pursuit of the title.


Nevertheless, Mikel Arteta should channel this frustration into motivation for the upcoming mid-week fixtures.


Despite everything, Paul Merson holds the belief that Arsenal and Liverpool are currently facing a similar ‘issue’.