Arsenal are given a major injury boost for Gabriel Jesus, with the striker returning to training ahead of the clash against Fulham – after undergoing surgery for a knee injury.
- Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus was spotted taking part in a training session
- Jesus was forced to miss the start of the season after injuring his knee.
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Gabriel Jesus has returned to Arsenal training to give Mikel Arteta a major boost, with the striker making steady progress in his recovery from a knee injury.
The frontman underwent a minor procedure to correct a lingering issue after he was forced to withdraw ahead of the Community Shield at the end of last month.
The setback is believed to be linked to the medial collateral ligament injury he suffered at last year’s World Cup, but he is now rapidly closing in on a comeback.
Indeed, Jesus was spotted in training by Sky Sports cameras on Thursday morning, after taking part in the warm-ups ahead of the main session.
Boss Arteta admitted the ace went under the knife to avoid repeat problems.
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has returned to training ahead of his game against Fulham.
The striker underwent knee surgery to correct a lingering problem but has made great progress
Jesus’ return will be a boost for Mikel Arteta, whose side have won two out of two this season
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‘He is fine. Obviously he was very disappointed, he felt very good and this issue was raised,” Arteta revealed in a press conference.
“Nobody expected it and we had to do a little procedure there. But unfortunately, it was the best thing to do.
“(Doing it) as soon as possible, the better. We made this decision. I’m sure he’ll be back soon and he’ll be in great shape.
Jesus’ knee problems saw him miss much of last season, with the 26-year-old making just 12 Premier League appearances before returning in March.
His absence gave Eddie Nketiah a chance to impress in the spotlight and the academy graduate led the line for Arsenal in his first two appearances this year.
Brazil international Jesus scored 11 goals and provided eight assists in 33 games in all competitions during his debut campaign at the Emirates.
He joined Arsenal from Manchester City last year in a £45m deal.