The Gunners’ star striker, Gabriel Jesus, has given Arsenal fans a brief update into the condition of his knee injury and recovery. He posted a story on Instagram, showing him in training.
Jesus’ post saw him on a pitch, wearing boots and a football kit. It appears he’s begun to partake in light training again – something that will bring Arsenal fans no end of joy. The story was captioned ‘After 8 weeks’ alongside a series of emojis.
The former Manchester City centre forward hasn’t played for Arsenal in a competitive capacity since November 12, when Mikel Arteta’s men won 2-0 away at Wolves. Additionally, he hasn’t scored for Arsenal since October 1, when the Gunners beat Antonio Conte’s Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.
Jesus suffered the injury while at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with his native Brazil. He came off in the second half of their group game with Cameroon on December 4 and hasn’t played since. Due to the nature of his injury, Jesus underwent surgery to fix it.
He signed for Arsenal in July 2022 from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, following the Citizens’ acquisition of both Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.
Despite the absence of their primary forward player, Arsenal sit comfortably atop the Premier League table, five point ahead of the team in second. While Jesus has been out, Eddie Nketiah has been dong an admirable job of filling the gaps.
In total, Jesus has scored five goals and racked up six assists across 20 Premier League games so far this season for the Gunners. When he returns, which could be sooner rather than later, Arsenal fans will be hoping he hasn’t lost his goal scoring touch.