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Gabriel Jesus provides Arsenal injury return date following Manchester United win

The Brazilian striker picked up a knee injury at the World Cup

Arsenal have been handed a major boost as Gabriel Jesus has confirmed that he is hoping to be back playing again in the next ‘four to five weeks’, handing him a return date of the beginning of March as the Gunners look to win their first Premier League table since 2004.

The Brazilian striker excelled in the first part of the season following his move from Manchester City in the summer, but picked up a knee injury while on World Cup duty with Brazil which left him sidelined for an indefinite period.

In the time since, Eddie Nketiah has stepped up to good effect, allowing Arsenal to build up a five point lead over Jesus’ former club in the hunt for the Premier League title, but Jesus’ return will be welcomed as European football returns to further pile up a hectic footballing schedule.

And, to that end, there is good news for Arsenal fans as Jesus himself has confirmed that he is expected to be back within five weeks, telling UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov while watching his side beat Manchester United 3-2 courtesy of two goals from his understudy Nketiah.

“Maybe four or five weeks more I come back”, he explained.

That timeframe would put him in line for a return in a home tie against Bournemouth on March 4th, while he would also be back in time for the last 16 of the Europa League, which is due to take place in the following fortnight.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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