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Which Arsenal games will Gabriel Jesus miss following World Cup injury?

15:20 EAT 12/12/2022
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Gabriel Jesus has picked up a knee injury and is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Here's exactly what GOAL knows about Jesus' injury so far...

What is Gabriel Jesus' injury?

Jesus had been dealing with a knee problem for several weeks at Arsenal before the World Cup. It seems his exploits for Brazil against Cameroon aggravated the issue, which has ruled him out of what remains of the World Cup. He has since returned to England and Arsenal have confirmed that he has undergone surgery on his right knee.

Which Arsenal games will Gabriel Jesus miss?

Jesus could miss a string of important games for Arsenal. It includes the return of the Premier League and a significant portion of the Gunners' FA Cup campaign, should they be successful in the competition.

December 26, 2022West Ham (H)Premier League
December 31, 2022Brighton (A)Premier League
January 3, 2023Newcastle (H)Premier League
January 9, 2023Oxford (A)FA Cup 3rd Round
January 15, 2023Tottenham (A)Premier League
January 22, 2023Manchester United (H)Premier League
January 27/28/29, 2023N/AFA Cup 4th Round
February 4, 2023Everton (A)Premier League
February 11, 2023Brentford (H)Premier League
February 15, 2023Manchester City (H)Premier League
February 18, 2023Aston Villa (A)Premier League
February 25, 2023Leicester (A)Premier League
March 1/2, 2023N/AFA Cup 5th Round

When will Gabriel Jesus be back?

Before undergoing surgery, it was anticipated that Jesus will be sidelined for about a month.

However, having to go under the knife to correct the issue means it's likely the forward faces a more lengthy spell on the sidelines. The forward will reportedly miss two to three months of action according to teammate Granit Xhaka, leaving the Gunners a man short up front for a significant portion of the remaining season.

Should Jesus' recovery take closer to three months, the Brazilian should be back for Arsenal's Premier League fixture against Bournemouth on March 4 and just in time for Arteta's side's return to Europa League action on March 9.