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Nketiah out to prove himself for Arsenal following Jesus blow

Eddie Nketiah is looking to take the opportunity to prove himself as Arsenal’s main striker following the injury to Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus started Brazil’s last World Cup group game vs Cameroon but picked up an injury in the process.

It has since been revealed that the striker is out for the rest of the World Cup and also looks set to miss some games for Arsenal.

It has been reported that Jesus looks set to be out for three months. As per the Telegraph, Arsenal’s worst fears have been realised and he will require surgery:

“It is understood that he will need an operation to repair the problem with the time out depending on how he heals”, they report, adding to earlier speculation that he could be sidelined for as long as three months.”

It leaves the Gunners, who currently sit five points atop the Premier League, with only Eddie Nketiah as a natural option to lead the Arsenal line.

So, with Jesus potentially out for around 10 games, Arsenal may well need to dip into the market this winter to replace him, something Mikel Arteta has spoken about this week.

“Of course, it is an opportunity for myself,’ Nketiah acknowledged. “These things happen in football, unfortunately, so you’ve just got to be ready for the moment when it comes.

“I have been working hard, I’ve been working hard all season and I’m sure when I get the opportunity I’ll be able to come in and help the team.”

Now, after talking to Jesus, he is wants to remind people what he is capable of to show both he and Arsenal can maintain their title challenge after the winter break.

“I spoke to him [Jesus] and wished him a speedy recovery. It is never nice to see anyone miss a World Cup and also for us as a team he is a big player, we are going to miss him. We are all behind him.”

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