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How long is Gabriel Jesus out? Latest on Brazil and Arsenal striker’s fitness

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Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus is set for a stint on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his knee.

The 25-year-old was ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup after sustaining an injury during Brazil’s 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in the group stages.

And he has since been forced to go under the knife, prompting questions over when he will be able to return for his club.

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How long is Gabriel Jesus out?

Arsenal confirmed the striker had undergone surgery on his right knee on December 6 and he’ll now begin his rehabilitation programme.

The club have not specified how long he’ll be sidelined for but according to the latest reports, Jesus could be facing up to three months out as he recovers from surgery.

That would represent a major blow to Arsenal, who are in the midst of an unexpected assault push for the Premier League title.

Gabriel Jesus goals for Arsenal

Arsenal paid Premier League champions Manchester City £45m to sign Jesus over the summer. 

He has since scored five times in 20 appearances but has emerged as a key man in Mikel Arteta’s attack thanks to contributions beyond that relatively modest goal return.

The Brazilian has played a crucial role in leading the Gunners’ press, and his seven assists are testament to his work in providing a platform for the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli to excel. 

His title-winning experience has also no doubt helped a young Arsenal team emerge as shock challengers to his former club City in the early months of the season.

Matches missed by Gabriel Jesus

Should Jesus spend three months on the sidelines, these are the matches he would miss.

Date Opponent Competition
Dec 26 West Ham (H) Premier League
Dec 31 Brighton (A) Premier League
Jan 3 Newcastle (H) Premier League
Jan 9 Oxford (A) FA Cup
Jan 15 Tottenham (A) Premier League
Jan 22 Manchester United (H) Premier League
Jan 28 Fourth Round* FA Cup
Feb 4 Everton (A) Premier League
Feb 11 Brentford (H) Premier League
Feb 15 Manchester City (H) Premier League
Feb 18 Aston Villa (A) Premier League
Feb 25 Leicester City (A) Premier League
Mar 1 Fifth Round* FA Cup
Mar 4 Bournemouth (H) Premier League

*Potential game only


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