According to reports in Brazil [via The Telegraph], Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus could be out for up to three months following an injury sustained at the FIFA World Cup.
Jesus made his debut for Brazil at the 2022 FIFA World Cup when they played Cameroon in their final group match on Friday (2 December). However, the Arsenal player was substituted in the 64th minute of the match, resulting in a 1-0 defeat for Selecao in a dead rubber match.
After that, it became clear that the former Manchester City frontman had been hurt in the right knee. Since then, he has been declared ineligible to participate in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
As they get ready for their return to club football later this month, Arsenal is worried about Jesus’ availability as a result of his injury. He may be out until March, according to alarming Brazilian reports.
The Brazilian medical team is reportedly in constant communication with the north London giants.
As per the previously mentioned source, those near the club demand it is too soon to foresee how long Jesus will be out.
Sam Dean, a journalist for the Telegraph, has stated that the striker’s prospects are dim. If he were to miss a significant amount of time, it would be devastating for Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League.
During the January transfer window, Mikel Arteta will reportedly be permitted to spend more than £50 million. However, signing a wide attacker and a central midfielder are the Gunners’ top priorities.
The north London giants may be forced to alter their winter plans as a result of Jesus’ serious injury. However, the club does not intend to acquire a new striker to replace him at this time.
Jesus performed admirably for Arsenal prior to the FIFA World Cup. The Gunners are currently leading the Premier League with 37 points, having won 12, drawn one, and lost one of their 14 games thus far.
They have a five-point advantage over Manchester City, the second-place team that is the defending champion.
Jesus has played a significant role in the club’s title challenge thus far this season, which has been put on hold by the FIFA World Cup. In 14 league games for Arteta’s team, he has assisted on six goals and scored five goals.
If he is out for a long time, it is now unknown how the Premier League’s top teams will function without him. Arteta and the others will be hoping that his injury isn’t as bad as they thought.