Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that Gabriel Jesus will miss the start of the Premier League season due to a minor operation.
The Gunners’ talisman enjoyed an outstanding first season in north London, scoring 11 goals and assisting on six occasions.
He was forced to miss part of the season, though, after suffering a knee injury while on World Cup duty.
“Unfortunately, he [Jesus] had a little procedure this morning,” Arteta stated after Arsenal’s Emirates Cup victory over AS Monaco.
“He had some knee discomfort that was causing some issues, so he had to go and resolve it.” It’s nothing serious, but he’ll be out for a few weeks.
“It’s a huge blow because he was back to his best, especially against Barcelona.” He was in wonderful health when we lost him, but he had been experiencing some difficulty in recent weeks, so we had to make a decision.”
Mikel Arteta will have to decide who will lead Arsenal’s attack.
Arteta must now choose a new focal point for his Arsenal team, with Eddie Nketiah and Leandro Trossard previously coming in for the Brazil international.
Folarin Balogun, who recently returned from a good loan spell at Reims, is another possibility for the Spanish strategist.
Hope he gets better.