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Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus - 'Easy to come back.'

Happy Gabriel Jesus 'more happy’ Arsenal secured three points against Leeds United at the Emirates.

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus expressed his joy at returning to action after suffering a knee injury that kept him out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Brazilian also hailed the Gunners for making it ‘easy to come back’ into the team as they continue chasing their first league title since 2004.

The last time Jesus hit the net for the north London club was in their 3-1 win over rivals Tottenham on 1 October last year, however, he scored a double in their 4-1 win against Leeds United at the Emirates on Saturday, stretching the Gunners’ winning run in the English top flight to seven games.

Gabriel Jesus, who has now found the net in 52 Premier League games for both City and Arsenal, told Sky Sports: "Everyone is playing so well. It is easy to come back. The most important thing is that everyone that has come in has played good.

"I want to score every game, you know. But sometimes it can't happen. I am more happy with the three points than the goals. Congrats to the team. Zini [Oleksandr Zinchenko] joked with me yesterday because we were practicing penalties and I just took that one like I always do, stopping. He said 'in the game, you never do it like this', so I showed him clips. I was calm and I remember him as well.

"To compete against a strong opponent and a team that scores a lot of goals, we look at this. We said before the game not to look at goal difference and focus on the points. But sometimes you have to try and score more and more as it might matter at the end of the season."

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta added: "I’m so happy for him and everybody that contributed [to his return to fitness]. He brings that quality and unpredictability to the squad."

On Arsenal’s overall performance against the West Yorkshire club, Arteta articulated: "I'm very happy. We had quite a few things going on in the last few days, but the team responded very well to all of them.

"It was a tricky game and a tricky opponent, but overall I think we deserved to win the game. They played with a lot of organisation and desire. We had a couple of moments when we lost the ball in dangerous areas.

"Everybody has to contribute and today was a good example, with Granit scoring the [fourth] goal.

"We’ve been really consistent throughout the season. The most important thing is tomorrow, and doing things better the next day than we have today.

"We can’t control [what Manchester City do]. We need to focus on what we can control and play as well as we can to keep winning games."

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