Gabriel Jesus couldn’t hide his frustration after Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United but says his teammates must stick together and learn from their first defeat of the season.
While the Gunners remain top of the Premier League, a second half brace from Marcus Rashford saw off Mikel Arteta’s side who should have made their dominance pay after Bukayo Saka cancelled out Antony’s opener.
“The feeling is frustration because we control the game and were better than them,” Jesus told the Evening Standard.
“And then we just concede. But now is the time to learn from it and improve.
“We are doing so well this season, but there are still things to improve for everyone. Everyone is together and we stick together until the end, and that’s it.
“We came to play against a strong opponent and it’s always hard, it’s the Premier League. So we are not happy, because we played so much better [than United].
“But that’s football, if you don’t go there and kill, you are going to have a big problem — and that’s what happened today.”
He added: “If you look at our team, you can see we are still young. It is the youngest team in the League, in the toughest league of the world.
“We are playing so good and then we play against an opponent, who is young as well, but we have to learn from it.
“We have to, like I said, stick together and improve as a team and don’t think about this one. This one is gone. We have to learn and then do better next time.
“We are playing so well, so good, but no one is perfect. No team in the world is perfect and we have to play to try to score and don’t concede.
“That’s football and we are doing this, but sometimes the opponent has quality as well. They come and they can score. I think now it is our challenge to improve a lot of things and come back strong.”
Arsenal have 48 hours to regroup before travelling to Switzerland to face FC Zurich in their opening Europa League group stage match on Thursday. The Gunners then return to domestic action on Sunday when Everton visit Emirates Stadium.