Gabriel Jesus is giving us weekly updates via social media as he continues to work hard to get back onto the pitch after suffering a knee injury away at the World Cup with Brazil.
The Brazilian striker has been out of action for a month and a half now. Arsenal’s number nine injured his knee on the 2nd December, making it 46 days into his recovery.
A few days ago Jesus posted himself without crunches on his story, as well as him being on a training bike, training hard.
On Monday he posted another update on his social media which showed him juggling a football. Lots of players have given their support to Jesus in the comments including: Marquinhos, Marcelo, The Brazilian football association, etc…
I miss you ❤️⚽️😅 pic.twitter.com/fbPWrrBd99
— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus9) January 16, 2023
As we can see from Gabriel Jesus’ social media activity, he’s making clear progress towards returning to the pitch. As long as he keeps doing that with no setbacks, he could play a vital part in Arsenal’s last few months of the season.
Mikel Arteta stated in an interview that the injury is a little more serious than first expected and that Jesus will remain on the sidelines for the near future. Arsenal are clearly skeptical of when their main man can be expected back and therefore are yet to put a definite time frame on the Brazilian’s return.
The boss also praised Jesus’ hard work and determination while undergoing his recovery and that the player is doing everything in his power to be back on the pitch as soon as possible.
The 25-year-old has made an instant impact since joining The Gunners at the beginning of the season, scoring five goals and getting seven assists in all competitions before the World Cup. However, Eddie Nketiah has come in, in Jesus’ absence, and done extremely well with his chance, scoring against Brighton, West Ham & Oxford United so far.
Arsenal aren’t feeling the effects of Gabriel Jesus’ injury on the pitch just yet with Mikel Arteta’s men sitting eight points clear at the top of the table, but the boss wants competition for places and he’ll hope his number nine is back in action as soon as possible.