Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus could reportedly be sidelined for up to three months with a knee injury. Jesus, 25, is now certain to be sidelined for around four weeks and is set to return to England to be assessed by Arsenal’s doctors following his World Cup exit. According to sportv, if the striker will have to be operated on, then he will be out of action for at least the next three months. The striker confirmed his injury with a message on Twitter:
“If there was a timeline and I could see you and tell you something, l’d say ‘Gabriel, you’re a winner. Thank you to everyone who sent messages of support and love. A 3-month ban would be a major blow to Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes, with Jesus an integral part of the Gunners’ attack. This injury could accelerate the club’s plans in the market to get a new striker in January.
Eddie Nketiah is Currently the only other striker in the squad. And while he has been a reliable stand-in for Jesus when he came into the team, there are questions over the long-term viability of his activation as a main striker.
Arsenal fans also did not take the news of Jesus’ injury vwell, with one suggesting their season is over. While Arsenal have 37 points after 14 games, their run of 31 points from 12 games puts them on course to break the club record for points. Furthermore, it suggests that history is on their side – with only one team failing to win the Premier League after taking as many points at that stage.