Gabriel Jesus recovered from the knee injury, back in training on the club

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📸Gabriel Jesus is back in training with the squad in Dubai.
📸Gabriel Jesus is back in training with the squad in Dubai.


Gabriel Jesus has recovered from the knee injury that saw him miss Arsenal’s last outing and has been pictured back in training on the club’s warm-weather camp.

 

The Brazilian was a surprise absentee from the Gunners’ squad for their FA Cup showdown against Liverpool at the weekend, with the side losing 2-0 in his absence.

 

Manager Mikel Arteta sparked concern for the striker after the defeat, revealing that he had required a scan after feeling discomfort in the same knee that has caused him so many issues over the past year.

 

‘He had some pain in his knee, so we have done a scan and it has showed something,’ Arteta explained.

 

Hopefully it is not something big but it is the same knee that he had so we cannot take any risk.’

Fortunately for Arsenal, the injury was only minor and Jesus has already returned to training with the rest of the squad.

 

The north Londoners are currently taking advantage of the Premier League’s staggered winter break by spending a week in Dubai for warm-weather training.

Jesus was seen taking a full part in the session, joining in with small-sided games and doing ball work.

 

The training camp will last until next Tuesday, giving the players time to intensify their training in the sunnier climate, and the trip to Dubai is something they have done regularly over the past few years.

 

Arsenal will return to action on Saturday 20 January with a home fixture against Crystal Palace – a match Jesus should be available for – before then travelling to Nottingham Forest 10 days later.

 

The games come thick and fast after that, with Liverpool visiting the Emirates once again, this time in the Premier League, at the start of February before trips to West Ham and Burnley as well as the first leg of Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 tie against Porto.

 

Arteta will be hoping Jesus can re-find his scoring touch when Arsenal return from Dubai and resume their campaign, with the former Manchester City forward having netted just three times in 15 Premier League outings this season.

 

Arsenal’s lack of goals has prompted a host of links with various strikers, from Brentford’s Ivan Toney to Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, though in-form Getafe frontman Borja Mayoral may be the most affordable target.

 

Source: Metro

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