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Arsenal handed huge boost in title race as Gabriel Jesus injury return date emerges

Arsenal handed huge boost in title race as Gabriel Jesus injury return date emerges

Arsenal’s chances of winning the Premier League title have received a significant boost as their striker Gabriel Jesus moves closer to making a comeback on the field. 

The Brazilian player suffered a knee injury during the World Cup in November and had to undergo surgery upon returning to North London. 

However, he has been following a rigorous recovery plan laid out by the club’s medical team, and according to a report by Football.London, he may be fit to rejoin the squad before the international break next month.

After Arsenal’s match against Crystal Palace on March 19, domestic games will be on hold for a while, which means Gabriel Jesus might make his comeback during that game. 

Before that, Arsenal has several crucial games, including matches against Everton and Bournemouth this week, both of whom are fighting to avoid relegation. 

The team also has a busy schedule with a Europa League doubleheader against Sporting CP and an away game against Fulham. In a recent update, Arteta mentioned Gabriel Jesus’s recovery progress before Arsenal’s Premier League win over Leicester at the weekend.

“He’s progressing well,” the Spaniard said. “Doing more and more on the field. The knee’s not reacting so it’s really positive.”

“We want him back as quick as possible, but also respecting the timescale that the doctors and the specialists are giving us.”

After joining Arsenal in a £45m transfer from Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus made a promising start to his career with the Gunners. He scored five goals in his first eight Premier League games and provided seven assists in all competitions. 

Although his absence was a notable loss, Eddie Nketiah’s exceptional form has helped fill the gap. The 23-year-old has scored nine goals in all competitions this season and is only one goal behind the current top scorer, Bukayo Saka.

Despite being an academy graduate, Eddie Nketiah was left on the bench during Arsenal’s win over Leicester, while Gabriel Martinelli played a crucial role in securing victory, taking the Gunners five points clear at the top of the table.

 However, their lead was short-lived as title rivals Manchester City defeated Bournemouth 4-1, narrowing the gap once again. It remains to be seen whether Arteta will decide to include Nketiah in the starting lineup this weekend.

 In other news, Arsenal confirmed that Mohamed Elneny, their Egyptian midfielder, has undergone surgery and is unlikely to play before the international break.

Arsenal handed huge boost in title race as Gabriel Jesus injury return date emerges

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