Gabriel Jesus 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 52 days into his recovery.
The Brazilian striker told Khabib Nurmagomedov at the Arsenal game on Sunday that he hopes to return in “four or five weeks”.
Gabriel Jesus saying he has 4-5 more weeks of recovery. #afc pic.twitter.com/1L9hrdli6k
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Mikel Arteta recently 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 & Manchester United so far.
Arsenal aren’t feeling the effects of Gabriel Jesus’ injury on the pitch just yet with Mikel Arteta’s men sitting five 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.