JUST IN: Jesus is back!

...As Declan Rice opens Arsenal goal account

JUST IN: Jesus is back!
Gabriel Jesus

By Dennis Ode

Arsenal's prolific striker, Gabriel Jesus, returned to action with a bang on Sunday after being sidelined for months with injury with a goal to show for it. He scored the goal at the last minute of the extra time to earn the Gunners a 3-1 win over Manchester United.

United had taken the lead through Rashford midway into the first half before Arsenal captain Odegaard equalized less than two minutes later to end the first stanza on equal terms.

United had a goal by Ganarcha in the dying minutes of the game ruled out by VAR for offside. Many Arsenal fans had started leaving the stadium concluding the home side had recorded another consecutive draw when Declan Rice who joined Arsenal for club record fee of £105 million in the just-ended transfer window slotted in a hot shot from close range to open his goal account with the North London side. 

Declan's appeared to be the winning goal when Jesus, who came in as a second half substitute, beat United's defence from counter to produce the winner just before the final whistle.

The victory pushed Arsenal from 6th position on the log to fifth with 10 points, at par with West Ham United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but two points below leaders, Manchester City. Manchester United dropped to 11th with 6 points.