Gabriel Jesus did not play in the match against Sheffield United last weekend due to injury. His place was ceded to Eddie Nketiah, who scored an impressive hat-trick.
Sharing about Jesus’ ability to play against West Ham in the Carabao Cup mid-week, coach Mikel Arteta said: “With him, I will not set a deadline to return because I did it once and was completely wrong. We need to be careful and handle it properly, but he is very impatient. He wants to come back as quickly as possible and we need him. So that attitude is great.”
At the time before the injury, Jesus was not in very high form. He has only scored 1 goal in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Nketiah, in the role of a reserve striker, pocketed 5 goals.
Against West Ham, Arteta will likely create opportunities for reserve and youth team players to perform. In addition to Jesus, pillars like Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey also did not play.
Ngoa Long | 18:40 October 31, 2023