Arsenal have been rocked after Gabriel Jesus suffered one other knee harm forward of their FA Cup third-round tie with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
Brazil worldwide Jesus has been a key performer since signing for Mikel Arteta’s facet from Manchester Metropolis in 2022, contributing 11 objectives and 6 assists within the Premier League final season.
Nevertheless, he has struggled for health during the last two years, with an harm sustained on the 2022 World Cup ensuing within the 26-year-old lacking a substantial chunk of the 2022/23 marketing campaign.
Knee and hamstring points have seen Jesus miss video games up to now this time period and the Daily Mail declare the previous harm has struck once more, although Arsenal hope it is not going to be a long-term downside.
Eddie Nketiah is the pure alternative up entrance if the Brazilian is not match to face Liverpool on Sunday, with the Gunners trying to finish a run of three video games and not using a victory. The 24-year-old has netted six instances in 26 appearances up to now this season, whereas Leandro Trossard has additionally performed by means of the center occasionally.
It was Nketiah who began Arsenal’s most up-to-date outing, a 2-1 defeat at Fulham on New 12 months’s Eve the place Jesus entered the motion as a 67th-minute substitute.
Arsenal are already with out midfielders Thomas Partey and Fabio Vieira and defender Jurrien Timber as a consequence of harm, whereas Oleksandr Zinchenko is probably not slot in time for the Reds’ go to to the Emirates Stadium. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Mohamed Elneny are additionally away on worldwide responsibility.
The north London giants received the FA Cup below Arteta again in 2020 however have not progressed previous the fourth spherical since, struggling 1-0 losses to Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Man Metropolis of their final three video games within the event.