Just when Manchester City fans thought their prayers had been answered in the form of Gabriel Jesus, the Brazilian teenager has hobbled off with an ankle injury against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Monday night.
Despite costing a reported £27 million, the 19-year-old arrived in Manchester quietly last month. Since then he has been anything but, scoring three times in as many Premier League appearance for the Manchester club.
Now however, just as fans believed they had found their new messiah, the diminutive striker fell lame after only 13 minutes and was replaced by Sergio Aguero, the man on the receiving end of much trolling in recent days.
Accordingly, Twitter exploded in comedic fashion at the change in fortunes for the in-demand again Aguero and the newly hobbled Jesus.
— FPL Viper (@FPLViper) February 13, 2017
When Sergio Aguero saw Gabriel Jesus go down injured pic.twitter.com/xzbl1i61W9
— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) February 13, 2017
Maybe now Pep will stop deepthroating Gabriel Jesus and put Aguero back in. Probably not tho because he's an idiot.
— Lord Trvpezoid. (@Ayee__Boogie) February 13, 2017
— SPORF (@Sporf) February 13, 2017
Anyone who captained Gabriel Jesus this week on Fantasy League pic.twitter.com/9DmRYt4F1F
— Coral (@Coral) February 13, 2017
— pointsdrain (@pointsdrain) February 13, 2017
My name sake ?
— gabriel jesus (@KajaniC) February 13, 2017
— Louis James (@louisjames3003) February 13, 2017
Gabriel Jesus will be back by Easter..
— Dan⚒ (@ffsObiang) February 13, 2017
Luckily for Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side, there is always Sergio Aguero to turn to. Given the hype that has surrounded the young Brazilian at the expense of the 28-year-old, it seems fans have forgotten that the Argentina international has contributed 11 goals in 15 appearances this term.
Not exactly a bad replacement off the bench.
Fans will now be anxiously waiting on word of the extent of the injury suffered by Jesus. The fact that he was able to walk off the field will certainly give them hope that it is only a minor knock and he will be back in time for the Champions League visit of Monaco on February 21st.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena