Mikel Arteta confirms Gabriel Jesus had a ‘procedure’ on his knee earlier than lacking Arsenal’s Emirates Cup triumph towards Monaco – and expects the Brazilian to be out for a number of weeks

Gabriel Jesus can be out for a number of weeks following “surgery” on his knee, Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta confirmed on Wednesday.

The Brazilian striker missed out on Arsenal’s Emirates Cup triumph towards Monaco in consequence and watched from the sidelines as his aspect completed off the thrilling pleasant 5-4 on penalties.

Eddie Nketiah, who can now lead Arsenal firstly of the Premier League season, canceled Youssouf Fofana’s opener for Monaco simply earlier than half-time, sending Gabriel Martinelli’s well-placed cross into the penalty space.

The Gunners face Manchester City within the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday and Arteta revealed after the sport that they’ll miss their star striker.

He mentioned, ‘Unfortunately he had a minor procedure this morning. He had some discomfort in his knee which was causing some problems and he had to go in and fix it.

Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus (above) can be out for a number of weeks following a ‘procedure’ to his knee that can see the Brazilian miss the beginning of the season

“It’s not a big deal, but I think he’ll be out for a few weeks. It’s a big blow because we were working to get him back to his best – the way he played against Barcelona and he was in good shape. Now we’ve lost him.

“He’s been feeling some discomfort for the past few weeks and we had to look at it and make a decision. The best thing is to protect the player and get him back as soon as possible.’

Jesus missed much of last season after undergoing knee surgery following an injury sustained during the World Cup with Brazil.

In total, the striker missed 12 Premier League games before returning to action in early March. Despite his comeback, Arsenal’s title fight collapsed as the north London club took just 12 points from their last nine games of the season.

Arteta revealed that Jesus’ knee problems are related to the surgery he underwent last campaign.

Gabriel Jesus missed much of last season after suffering a knee injury during the World Cup

Eddie Nketiah scored in the first half on Wednesday as Arsenal beat Monaco 5-4 on penalties

“It has to do with the previous injury he had and the surgery,” Arteta added. “He had some irritation in the knee and we had to fix that.”

Arsenal will start their Premier League marketing campaign at residence to Nottingham Forest on August 12.

Jesus scored 11 objectives and offered eight assists in 33 appearances in all competitions in his debut season with the Emirates.

During the pre-season duel with Monaco, Fabio Vieira, Martinelli and Nketiah have been initially chosen in Arteta’s entrance three, whereas Declan Rice made his residence debut.

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