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“I do it for my mother” – The reason behind Gabriel Jesus’s trademark celebration

In form Arsenal forward, Gabriel Jesus invited his goal celebration by himself when  he came over to the Premier League in 2017 from Palmeiras.

Then with Manchester City, the striker would place his hands on his ears as if he was making or receiving a phone call as he scurried away in celebration once he scored a goal.

The style became synonymous with him and he hasn’t stopped using it five years later at Arsenal. After winning four Premier League titles in Manchester, he switched over to London to join Mikel Arteta following City’s acquisition of Erling Haaland.

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In an interview with the Players Tribune in 2017, Jesus revealed that the celebration was always a tribute to his mother.

Jesus’ mother played an integral part in raising him and his siblings as a single parent.

His mother was determined to keep him in between school and following his football career.

“Whenever I score for Manchester City, my mother calls me. The phone rings as soon as the ball hits the back of the net.

It doesn’t matter if she’s back home in Brazil or if she’s in the stadium watching me. She calls me every time. So I run to the corner flag, put my hand to my ear, and say, “Alo Mae!”

Jesus has started life in the London capital in scintillating fashion after grabbing four goals and three assists in the opening seven games of the season. Arsenal are currently on top of the Premier League standings.

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