For the first time, the Gunners have broken their silence and announced the worst possible development for Arsenal: talismanic forward Gabriel Jesus has undergone surgery.
Gabriel Jesus, a forward for Arsenal, has undergone knee surgery and will be out for a while as he recovers, the club has confirmed.
Gabriel Jesus underwent successful surgery to his right knee following an injury sustained during Friday’s World Cup group stage match between Brazil and Cameroon, according to a statement released by Arsenal.
Now, Gabby will start his rehabilitation program. The entire team at the club is behind Gabby and will do everything in their power to get him back on the field as soon as possible.
The 25-year-old was taken off the field midway through Brazil’s match against Cameroon last Friday, and initial reports indicated that Jesus would only miss the remaining three weeks of the World Cup.
Instead, it is now a matter of months rather than weeks, with many anticipating that Jesus will not be available for at least 12 weeks, casting serious doubt on Gunner’s chances of winning the title.
Jesus is arguably the most important player for Arsenal, and even though he hasn’t scored many goals since joining in the summer, he has completely changed the way the Gunners play.
Although his five goals are nothing to laugh at, the way he manages Arsenal’s front line and develops the young players around him, such as Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, is a major factor in the Gunners’ position after 14 games.
Only once this season have Mikel Arteta’s team suffered a league defeat, and that was against Manchester United away from home when Jesus was still the brightest star for Arsenal. As a result, they are five points clear at the top of the table.
Due to the timing of his injury and subsequent surgery, Jesus will have to miss several crucial games that could decide the outcome of Arsenal’s season.