‘Time To Cash In’ ‘I Reckon He’s Going To Have More Surgery’ Fans Concerned By Arsenal Ace’s Fitness Situation

Arsenal are having to “manage” Gabriel Jesus’s fitness, according to the Daily Mail.

The Brazilian international did return to the matchday squad for the 4-1 win over Newcastle last weekend but the club’s medical team are concerned that a chronic knee injury could flare up once again.

Jesus has had issues with his knees ever since he arrived at the Emirates from Manchester City in 2022 and supporters on X are now discussing whether it may be time to sell the striker at the end of the season:

What issue is Jesus having with his knee?

The 26-year-old actually missed the start of this season to undergo knee surgery and he returned at the end of August. However, since then, he has had fluid build-up which has stopped him from playing in Arsenal’s last four matches.

From the sound of things, though, despite returning to the bench against Newcastle, the problem has not gone away completely.

The Arsenal forward is not 100% fit

It seems clear that Jesus won’t be able to take a full part during the run-in, and there is no chance that he can play every 3 to 4 days.

The fact that the Gunners are only involved in two competitions, having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool, will help but manager Mikel Arteta will still have to pick and choose when to use him.

Watch the Chris Wheatley Show on Shots!TV here as Chris talks about Edu’s transfer comments, provides an injury update on Thomas Partey and discusses the win over Newcastle

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.