Arsenal dealt cruel Gabriel Jesus injury blow as striker ruled out for ‘months’

Arsenal have been dealt a huge injury blow, according to fresh reports, with Gabriel Jesus set for a spell on the sidelines.

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Arsenal could be without Gabriel Jesus for ‘several months’, according to the latest reports.

Jesus has spent recent weeks with the Brazil national team in Qatar, competing in the World Cup. But his World Cup journey has been cut short by a reoccuring knee injury which has worsened to the point the striker can no longer continue to play. As a result, the Arsenal striker has been sent home, and he now faces a spell on the sidelines.

Brazil boss Tite initially claimed the recovery time would take a month, saying: “Gabriel Jesus already had pain at the site in matches for Arsenal. The recovery period is not long – estimated at up to a month – but enough to prevent participation in the rest of the matches of the World Cup in Qatar. At no time whatsoever do we play for victory at the risk or peril of a player. So the liar who is out there, because that is what we call them, that’s the name? The haters who keep giving hate, go and do something else and stop giving fake news.

“Arsenal has a great medical department, we have a great medical department and we are responsible. We are personally responsible and ethical and it would never have happened. I didn’t want this to happen. It is a shame.”

But with Jesus visiting a knee specialist to get to the bottom of the issue, it is being reported by 90min he could now miss ‘several months’, requiring surgery on the ligament issue. If that report is accurate, it would be a cruel blow to Arsenal’s title hopes.

The Gunners spent around £50million on Jesus in the summer, luring him from Manchester City, and he has played a vital role in the fine start to the season enjoyed by Mikel Arteta. Jesus has scored five and assisted six, offering so much from the central striker role, but Arsenal could be left mightily short if these reports are accurate.

In fact, it will be interesting to see if the Gunners are forced back into the market to find a solution, with Eddie Nketiah the only other out-and-out striker at the club, with Arsenal having more than half the season still to play.