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Sad news for Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus



Gabriel Jesus

It is no news that the Arsenal forward has been left out of Brazil’s squad, Generally, this shocking development about his absence doesn’t necessarily spell bad news for the world cup chances.

Gabriel Jesus’ scored three goals and has claimed three assists in his first five games for Arsenal but Brazil Manager Tite has left him out of the squad for this month warm-up by selecting the likes of Roberto Firmino, Antony and Richarlison over the 25-year-old.

Jesus omission from the brazil squad for the coming friendlies against Tunisia and Ghana came in as a huge shock due to the way the new forward has started the season in Arsenal.

Notwithstanding, Jesus’absence from the friendlies squad is not much of a blow for his world cup chances as there might be some other arrangements to be done by the manager Tite.

According to Tim Stillman, a lot of Brazillian journalists believe Tite wants to take closer look at those on the periphery of the squad which means Jesus is likely left out as he is almost guaranteed to be in the world cup squad, and Tite is using the friendlies as an opportunity for fringe players to impress ahead of the tournament – like Flamengo striker Pedro and Matheus Cunha of Atletico Madrid, with their places far from guaranteed.

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Jesus has been capped about 56 times by Brazil and Tite is a big fan of the Arsenal striker, who started every game at the last World Cup in 2018.

However, the picture if less clear for Gabriel Martinelli. The 21-year-old is one of those on the periphery of Tite’s squad, but he also hasn’t been called up for the up-and-coming friendly matches.

Jesus’ who has made three appearances this season and has scored three times this season has received his debut far his country in March.

Unlike Jesus, Martinelli omission from the squad doesn’t represent a positive picture for his Worold Cup chances.

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