Gabriel Jesus injury and the Arsenal games he could miss as Mikel Arteta confirms 'bad news'
Arsenal have been dealt a fresh injury blow, with lead striker Gabriel Jesus set for a spell on the sidelines. The Gunners picked up a big win in the Champions League during the week, returning to winning ways in Europe after losing last time out.
They now turn their attention back to the Premier League on Saturday, facing strugglers Sheffield United, who remain without a win, but the Sevilla win did not come without a cost. Star striker Jesus picked up a muscular injury, and Mikel Arteta's men will now have to deal with not having the Brazilian again over the coming games. Here is what you need to know about the setback.
What Arteta has said
Confirming the injury blow, Arteta said: “The scans show that there is a muscle injury and we might lose him for a few weeks again. With Gabi I cannot give you any timeframes because he always surprises us, but there is something there.
"He felt it in a really awkward and it’s true that he had quite a lot of load in the last few weeks with the national team, and then playing those games, which he hasn’t done in a long, long time. That’s really bad news for us.”
The Games Jesus could miss
With no clear timeline, it's difficult to say which games Jesus will miss altogether, but here are some of Arsenal's upcoming games leading into the international break. By the time the international break is over, it will be a month from Jesus' injury, and Arsenal will be hoping they can get their star striker back by then. Here are those upcoming games:
Arsenal vs Sheffield United - October 28
West Ham vs Arsenal (Carabao Cup) - November 1
Newcastle United vs Arsenal - November 4
Arsenal vs Sevilla (Champions League) - November 8
Arsenal vs Burnley - November 11