Arsenal must boost up their striker search after the horrific Jesus injury was disclosed.
All Arsenal supporters expect to see their players hurt when they go abroad on international duty, and we have been proven correct yet again, with tragic news coming from the Brazil camp in Qatar that Gabriel Jesus will miss the rest of the World Cup due to a knee scan.
The aggravating thing is that he only appeared in two of Brazil’s first two games, and Jesus and Martinelli only began against Cameroon because Brazil had already qualified for the knockout stages.
Martinelli had a fantastic performance, but Jesus was quite depressed and was removed after an hour.
It has since been revealed that he needed a scan on his knee and it is apparently an ongoing problem at Arsenal this season.
🇧🇷| @geglobo on Gabriel Jesus and his knee injury:
“Gabriel Jesus was already in pain on the spot in the matches for Arsenal. The recovery period is not long – estimated at up to one month – but enough to prevent participation in the rest of the matches of the World Cup.” #afc
— Arsenal Buzz (@ArsenalBuzzCom) December 3, 2022
- Watch Video: Martinelli shines for Brazil in his first ever start in Qatar World Cup against Cameron
- Qatar World Cup 2022 last-16 draw in full
- Vincent Aboubakar’s stoppage-time header earned Cameroon a memorable late win over five-time world champions Brazil
Mikel Arteta will only have Eddie Nketiah as our one confirmed centre-forward if he is out for at least a month, plus further time to return to match fitness, and he can’t play two games every week, even if he will be extremely fresh to begin with.
However, this highlights the importance of purchasing additional coverage in early January. I’m curious whether we can obtain Mudryk or Gakpo right at the start of the transfer window to bolster our very small team.
Or do Arteta and Edu have another surprise up their sleeves?