Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus says he could be back in training within the next “four to five weeks” following surgery.
The Brazilian international has been out of action since the World Cup due to a knee injury and it appears that he won’t be playing for the first team until March at the very earliest.
Supporters on Twitter were hoping that Jesus would be available to play again sooner than that but they also don’t want him to rush back before he is ready:
So he’s missing the city game, such a shame
— PJ (@Justtvibing) January 23, 2023
We need him by March
— Julian Lomanz (@Julomanz) January 23, 2023
Still over month we need him back asap😢
— ArsenalStartingXI (@ArsenalStarting) January 23, 2023
its better not rush, its a knee its difficult part of leg
— Bosvo🇱🇹 (@osvaldobie2) January 23, 2023
This means training, NOT match day. In my head, his season is over. If he is ready before then, great, but we need to treat it as over. That way if he comes back early it’s a bonus. We cannot be relying on him coming back though. Back Eddie to lead us to glory
— Alex Botha (@Alexxela1029) January 23, 2023
He is such a important player but we dont need to rush him back europa games could be good match fitness for him!
— Dave Jones (@Dave_Jones1611) January 23, 2023
Jesus coming back for Easter…the joke writes itself
— Arsenal trophy charge 22/23 (@closurelimited) January 23, 2023
With the way Eddie Nketiah is playing at the moment, it means fans are less anxious about Jesus’s potential return date than they otherwise would have been.
The Brazilian is likely to miss six to seven more matches, including the two fixtures versus Manchester City in the FA Cup and the league, as well as games against the likes of Everton, Brentford, Aston Villa, Leicester and perhaps Bournemouth.