After multiple contradicting reports, Arsenal have issued an official update on injured forward Gabriel Jesus.
THE LOWDOWN: TIME ON THE SIDELINES
Jesus started life at Arsenal quite well and has been a key member of the North London outfit since his switch from Manchester City. Despite his recent goalscoring drought, Jesus has continued to make an impact in games.
He was called up to the Brazil World cup squad in Qatar and made three group-stage appearances before a knee injury cut his tournament short.
It was reported at the weekend that he will leave the camp of the Selecao to return to London, where he is expected to undergo surgery and that has been done.
THE LATEST: INJURY UPDATE
Arsenal have announced that the surgery of injured striker Gabriel Jesus was successful and he will now begin his rehabilitation.
“Gabriel Jesus has successfully undergone surgery to his right knee after suffering an injury during the Brazil v Cameroon World Cup group stage match on Friday,” read a club statement on Tuesday.
“Gabby will now begin his rehabilitation programme.
“Everyone at the club is supporting Gabby and will be working hard to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.”
THE VERDICT: BIG MISS
Jesus’ injury is a big blow for Arsenal as his huge presence in the attack will be felt by the time the season resumes.
What is left for Mikel Arteta now is to get an immediate solution. The injury has definitely truncated the side’s transfer plans for next month and the Spanish tactician will need to adjust quickly before then.