Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus looks set to miss the Champions League home match against Sevilla on November 8.
The Gunners claimed an impressive 2-1 away win at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in their third Group B outing this season with Jesus in good form. The Brazilian international assisted compatriot Gabriel Martinelli’s opening goal before scoring a spectacular goal in the second half.
However, the match ended in disappointment for the 26-year-old as he was forced to leave the field due to injury in the late stages of the match. Despite the player’s initial optimism that the injury was just a minor loss, Mikel Arteta later confirmed the diagnosis and he was out of action for a long time.
“Scan results showed a muscle injury. We could lose him in a few weeks. He has played too many games in the past few weeks. That’s bad news for us,” according to a quote from BBC Sport.
Arteta’s statement did not specifically mention the expected recovery time and only said that the striker usually tends to return quickly after injury.
Jesus will not feature in the weekend’s Premier League match against Sheffield United and his two-week recovery will make it difficult for him to recover in time to face Sevilla.
Dang Nguyen | 10:06 October 28, 2023