Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus has insisted he’s unfazed by the criticism made towards him for his performances on the pitch.

On Tuesday, the Brazil international played the full 90 minutes in their 1-0 defeat to Argentina, after missing out on Seleção’s loss against Colombia.

Brazil have lost their last three games in the World Cup qualifiers and the Arsenal player has started two of those games. After the latest defeat, he spoke to reporters about his own form, and his comments are relayed by Terra.

Since scoring against Peru in the 2019 Copa América final, the 26-year-old has scored only one goal for his country and that came in their friendly win against South Korea in June 2022.

On his poor goal record for Brazil, he said: “There are things that bothered me a lot in the post 2018 World Cup cycle. I was younger, I had a different mind.

“Today I am a more mature man, more educated, a family man. I understand football is a priority for me, and I know I need to be well to do my best, especially in the Brazilian team.

“There are things that I don’t control. I train, I look for, I try, I move, I help the team. The goal is inevitable. I believe it’s not my strong point, but I score goals and I’m there to score goal.

“When I come back, it will happen. It’s work. I work quietly, I’m not one to respond to criticism, I’m not one to be happy for praise. I was, I won’t be anymore.”

Mikel Arteta’s side signed the 26-year-old from Manchester City in 2022 and the attacker has scored 15 goals and registered nine assists from 44 games for them, out of which four goals and an assist are from this season.

Jesus has scored only once for Arsenal in the league this season and that came in his side’s 3-1 win over Manchester United in September.