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Joao Cancelo fires message to Gabriel Jesus after Arsenal suffer title race blow

Joao Cancelo fires message to Gabriel Jesus after Arsenal suffer title race blow

Joao Cancelo, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, has sent Gabriel Jesus a message following Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield.

The result saw the Gunners squander a 2-0 lead as Liverpool rallied from behind to salvage a point and deal Mikel Arteta’s squad a setback in their Premier League title race with City.

Pep Guardiola’s squad is now only six points behind Arsenal, with a game in hand and a potential title-deciding match against the north Londoners still to play at the Etihad Stadium. 


Jesus left City last summer  when he completed a £45 million transfer to Arsenal, followed by teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The Brazilian striker has been a key figure in the Gunners’ title challenge this season, and he once again made a difference on Sunday when he scored to put Mikel Arteta’s team up 2-0 against Liverpool within 30 minutes. 

Jesus and Arsenal were unable to win the game and maintain their eight-point advantage over City heading into the final eight games of the season.

During the January transfer window, Cancelo left the Etihad Stadium to join Bayern on loan until the end of the season. This season, the Portuguese defender’s playing time in the first team decreased significantly, prompting him to leave the club in search of more consistent action.

The 28-year-old defender, who won two Premier League titles with Jesus and Zinchenko during his time with City, has sent a message to his former teammate following the flop to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Arsenal star Jesus posted on Instagram after the draw at Anfield with the caption: “Not the result we wanted, but always proud of this group.

“We still have a lot to fight yet. Let’s do it together! muscle emoji fist emoji.”

Cancelo commented on the post with the message: “Play hard fire emoji.”

Evidently, the Portuguese defender is not consumed by the ongoing rivalry between his former club and Jesus’ new club, as he sent a message of support to the Brazilian striker.

The title is now in the hands of Guardiola’s squad, given that they have a game in hand on the Gunners, will face them at home later this month, and have a slightly superior goal-difference.

Should City win their remaining matches this season, they will win their fifth Premier League championship in six years, further establishing themselves as one of the greatest teams in Premier League history.

Arsenal have already lost twice to Guardiola’s side this season, once in the FA Cup and once in the league. Arteta hopes the third time will be the charm as he attempts to defeat his former coach.

The Spaniard has defeated Guardiola just once in eight attempts, illustrating his poor record against the former Bayern and Barcelona manager. However, Arteta is hopeful that Jesus and Zinchenko can help defeat their former team to win the championship this time.

Joao Cancelo fires message to Gabriel Jesus after Arsenal suffer title race blow

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