Mikel Arteta gives update on Gabriel Jesus' injury


The supporters of Arsenal Football Club have suffered a heartbreak just few days before the start of the 2023/24 season.

The Gunners will be without its top striker, Gabriel Jesus in the first few weeks of the season as they look to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title.

The manager of the club, Mikel Arteta confirmed that the Brazilian will undergo a surgery on his knee but confirmed that it is not a serious injury.

"Unfortunately, he had a little procedure this morning. He's had some discomfort in his knee. It's not something major but he's going to be out for a few weeks."

However, Arteta also confirmed that the Jesus' injury will not change the club's decision to sell Folarin Balogun.

"The plans with Flo don't change at all but unfortunately with Gabby we're not going to have him. We have other options to play with different qualities of players and we will adapt."

Arsenal will kick start their 2023/24 campaign season in a clash against Manchester City in the community shield on Sunday, August 6, 2023.