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Arsenal suffer major injury blow ahead of new season

Arsenal suffer major injury blow ahead of new season

Gabriel Jesus news

Jesus out for weeks after knee surgery

Arsenal have suffered a major injury blow with Gabriel Jesus undergoing a knee surgery ahead of the new campaign.

The Brazilian had an injury-plagued debut season with the Gunners, but he was still impressive with 11 goals and eight assists.

He has been in good form during pre-season, but won't be available for the start of the campaign after an unfortunate setback.

Speaking after the Emirates Cup win over Monaco, manager Mikel Arteta revealed that Jesus had a minor knee operation.

The procedure is set to keep him out of action for a few weeks which is a huge blow for the Gunners for the 2023/24 season.

Arsenal currently have Eddie Nketiah as his deputy. The Gunners graduate should most likely lead the line in Jesus' absence.

Arteta has the option of calling up Folarin Balogun, but the club have made the decision to sell him before the transfer deadline.

Leandro Trossard could be considered in the false number nine role. He was successful for the Gunners from the position last term.