Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus will be reportedly back to training with the club in January. Hence, the striker will miss a number of games during the Christmas period.
Therefore, this is a massive boost for Manchester City in their quest to win the Premier League title again. Whereas, Mikel Arteta will have to depend on his star wingers to get the goals during the busy period.
THE MAJOR INJURY ISSUE FOR GABRIEL JESUS
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus will be back in training in the month of January. However, he is all set to miss the games during the busy festive period. The Brazil football Federation has already announced that he will miss the remainder of the tournament. This has happened due to a knee injury. The report also claims that the knee will require a surgery. Hence, many reports claimed that he would miss the season.
However, it looks like the injury is a little less scary. Although, there will be certainly a problem for the Gunners. Arsenal would have generally liked to have their star striker available in all the matches for the remainder of the season. However, it looks like the Gunners fans will miss a number of fixtures. Although, the positive thing is they will have him in the month of January. A January return is better than a season-ending injury for the player and the club.
ARSENAL WILL HAVE TO NOW TRUST THE GOALSCORING ABILITIES OF EDDIE NKETIAH
The injury to Gabriel Jesus is going to benefit the other forward option for Arsenal. It is young England forward Eddie Nketiah. He has just signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners. However, he continues to get appearances as a substitute. Although, after the injury, Mikel Arteta will have to trust the ability of Eddie Nketiah. There is also an option of playing Gabriel Martinelli as a striker. However, the Brazilian winger is in brilliant form playing left wing for the Gunners.
Therefore, Mikel Arteta is unlikely to change the position of Gabriel Martinelli. Therefore, Eddie Nketiah becomes the best option after Gabriel Jesus to lead the line. However, the injury is likely to impact their title challenge. This is because Eddie will take time to get adjusted from the start of the game. Hence, Manchester City are likely going to have a golden chance to overtake Arsenal in the first position. Therefore, it looks like the Premier League is going to get competitive again.
The Arsenal medical staff will hope that they can speed up the recovery of Gabriel Jesus. However, Mikel Arteta will hope that the rest of the team can help Eddie Nketiah in getting goals in the festive games. He will also hope to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk and another midfielder in the January transfer window.
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