Jesus started in 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.
Some sources suggested that Jesus is out for a month, meaning a return in early January, but some claimed three months.
It has since 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.
Now, every game Jesus will miss for Arsenal has been revealed.
He will definitely miss their first game after the World Cup against West Ham at the Emirates on Boxing Day and their trip to the Amex to face Brighton on New Year’s Eve. Jesus is also set to be unavailable for Arsenal’s fixtures against Newcastle, Tottenham and Manchester United in January - as well as their FA Cup tie against Oxford. If they beat Oxford, Jesus will also miss the fourth round of the FA Cup, with the opponent to be confirmed.
Arsenal then play five games in February, all of them without Jesus. They travel to Everton, Aston Villa and Leicester, while Brentford and Manchester City visit the Emirates.