Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Gabriel Jesus picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-1 win over Sevilla on Tuesday evening.
The Brazilian international had to be substituted with 10 minutes to go and, asked about the problem after the game, Arteta said:
“He felt something in his hamstring. Let’s see. He straight away asked to be subbed which is not good news because Gabi is not a player that does that at all so we will have to wait to see in the next few days.”
Jesus was asked about the injury himself when interviewed after the match, and the striker played down the seriousness of the issue, stating that he is “pretty sure it will be nothing”.
The 26-year-old is expected to undergo a scan on Wednesday to determine how long he will be sidelined for. Gunners fans will be hoping that it is only a brief absence after providing an assist and scoring against Sevilla.
Arsenal have two other players on the treatment table
Thomas Partey was not in the matchday squad for the Champions League group fixture in Seville. Asked about the player’s fitness before the game, Arteta said:
“Thomas picked up an injury in training yesterday. We don’t know the extent of it. Unfortunately, he’s a big miss for us.”
It is believed that the midfielder has another muscular issue. Whether it is the same one that kept him out for six weeks, we shall have to wait and see. It is the ninth injury that Partey has had since arriving from Atletico Madrid 3 years ago.
Jurrien Timber is Arsenal‘s only other injury absentee at the moment. The Dutch international injured his ACL on his Premier League debut back in August and he is expected to miss most of the season.