Watch moment frustrated Gabriel Jesus appears to kick out at Lisandro Martinez in Arsenal loss but missed by ref and VAR | The Sun

AFTER VAR had a weekend to forget, new footage has emerged that shows Gabriel Jesus was lucky to escape punishment during Arsenal's trip to Manchester United.

A frustrated Jesus appeared to kick out at United defender Lisandro Martinez five minutes before half-time.

The pair were involved in a physical battle throughout United's 3-1 win at home to the Gunners.

Martinez himself uploaded a picture to Instagram of himself and Tyrell Malacia caught up in a tangle with Jesus, poking fun at the Arsenal man by writing: "My bro @tyrellmalacia."

Meanwhile new footage shows Martinez appearing to put his arm across Jesus' face.

The Arsenal striker reacted angrily, and seemingly kicked out in Martinez's direction.

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Unfortunately for Jesus, he lost his balance in the process, and was sent tumbling to the ground.

But the £45million summer signing can consider himself lucky that Martinez did not react to the incident.

The United defender stayed on his feet after appearing to take a whack in the leg from Jesus.

Referee Paul Tierney and VAR Lee Mason seemingly failed to spot the incident.

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It's currently unclear whether Jesus could be handed retrospective punishment.

A ban can be handed out if the incident wasn't seen by the on-pitch officials or VAR, but it's yet to be confirmed if the incident was seen.

Fans though reckon Jesus could have been in trouble if Martinez had gone to ground.

One wrote on social media: "If Jesus did that to an experienced player he's getting a red card for it."

Another said: "How is that not a retrospective 3 game ban for violent conduct?"

And a third wrote: "Funny how Arsenal fans are so quiet on this one!"

Martinez has made quite the impression since his £55m arrival from Ajax this summer.

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The Argentine defender was recently named club Player of the Month for August.

Meanwhile United legend Paul Scholes singled Martinez out for praise and said it would be a "worry" if the 24-year-old got injured.

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