Neil Warnock has claimed that Gabriel Jesus will be a big loss for Arsenal, labelling him a ‘horrible little person.’
The Arsenal striker picked up a knee injury during Brazil’s group-stage game against Croatia. The injury could keep Jesus on the sidelines for a reported three months, leaving his club with only Eddie Nketiah to rely upon.
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— Arsenal News Channel (@Arsenalnewschan) December 7, 2022
Speaking on the Die for Three Points Podcast, Warnock described how he loves Jesus because he is a ‘horrible little person.’
“I think it’s wide open in the Premiership it’s going to be fantastic,” said Warnock.
“Arsenal to have lost Jesus like that, I mean wow. That is a blow that. He’s a horrible little person on the pitch, I love him!
“As a manager, oh I’d absolutely love him. I do honestly. I’d have him anywhere me, I think he’s a fabulous player.”
Arsenal is currently top of the Premier League and five points away from their nearest rivals, Manchester City.
Although Jesus hasn’t been in outstanding goal-scoring form, he has improved his side immensely and his absence will be felt. Arsenal has a chance to bring in a replacement in the January transfer window but, yet, has only been linked with wingers.
Mykhailo Mudryk has been the most prominent name mentioned, but there have been links to Joao Felix, who would be an ideal replacement for the Brazilian.