Injury problems were a significant reason why Arsenal could not hold onto the first-place position last season in the Premier League. One of the players who dealt with notable injuries the previous season was striker Gabriel Jesus, whose knee injury kept the player out for 17 games, club and country.
About a quarter-way through this campaign, Gabriel Jesus is again dealing with injury issues in his leg, this time on his knee and hamstring. Fortunately, in his absence during his most recent injury spell, Arsenal have won twice and lost just once, which was to Newcastle United. Nonetheless, Mikel Arteta will want to his Gabriel Jesus to return to full fitness soon, as the player was undeniably crucial to the Gunners’ success last season. With that said, and maybe this is down to a lack of fitness, Gabriel Jesus has just one goal in seven Premier League matches.
Things are better in Champions League action, though, with the Brazilian striker netting three in three.
Brazilian National Team manager Fernando Diniz called up Gabriel Jesus despite having yet to return from injury with Arsenal before the international break. In what will be fantastic news for Arteta and Arsenal fans, Gabriel Jesus is now back in training.
Brazil lost their first match this international window to Colombia after Luis Diaz scored two very emotional games to give his nation the 2-1 home victory. Up next for Brazil is a highly anticipated World Cup qualifiers match against World Champions Argentina.
Selecao is off to a rough start in World Cup qualifying, currently sitting fifth with two losses in five games. It’s not confirmed yet if Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus will be playing against Argentina. Still, with the player already training days out from the match, the odds are seemingly in the player’s favour for an international return.