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Mikel Arteta gives update on Gabriel Jesus Injury

Gabriel Jesus may be sidelined for longer than first thought, according to MIKEL ARTETA. He had right knee surgery, and the initial recovery time prediction was three months. However, Arteta has revealed that the issue is more serious than initially believed, meaning Arsenal may be without the 25-year-old for an even longer period of time.

He said: "Hopefully Gabriel will be back for the last few months; it was a major injury that took a little longer than we anticipated. We will miss him for a while, but he will try his best to make it shorter. Since his accident, Jesus has returned to the gym and is putting in a lot of effort while healing. The former Manchester City player could be seen stretching and lifting weights while still having knee pain.

He climbed up onto a gym box, performed squats, and practiced elevating his wounded knee off the ground for a stretch in order to strengthen it. However, he was also seen limping around the Arsenal practice field while wearing a knee brace. Since the World Cup, Eddie Nketiah has replaced Jesus in the team and has four goals in four games.

Regarding the academy graduate, Arteta said: "He's been patient when it was necessary, but he's also been in the correct frame of mind and getting ready for this time. He is a fantastic finisher, as evidenced by the timing of his runs and his judgment in holding off until the keeper had committed. His comprehension and work ethic both seem to be improving."

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