- Arsenal fans are devastated after learning Gabriel Jesus will undergo knee ligament surgery
- Jesus was reported injured in Brazil's game vs Cameroon and is out of the 2022 World Cup
- His absence could affect the Gunner's momentum as he is expected to be out for months
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus is expected to undergo surgery which will keep him out for a while, dealing a blow to the Gunners' title charge.
Jesus is suspected to have suffered medial ligament damage on his knee, ruling him out for the 2022 World Cup and potentially several months thereafter.
The 25-year-old played 28 minutes in Brazil's first two games against Serbia and Switzerland.
He started the final Group G game for the South American giants against Cameroon but was withdrawn around the hour mark, due to a suspected knee injury.
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Jesus will now need an operation to repair the damage to his ligaments. The timeline for his return has not yet been established and it will depend on how fast he heals, according to the Telegraph.
Arsenal fans react to injury
Most Arsenal fans obviously were devastated by the news, considering the Brazil striker is an important part of their team. With Mikel Arteta's side challenging for the Premier League title, this is terrible news.
Most fans agree that his absence will be felt when the league resumes after the World Cup.
"Brutal. Lack of depth will be Arsenal’s downfall."
@ndgunner26 said he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to replace him.
"Get me CR7 for 6 months"
@ArsenalLamp said with Jesus out, the likes of Eddie Nketiah will have to step up.
"ESR and Eddie Nketiah: time to make Arsenal history. Bring me a winger in January, and we will keep momentum. Jesus is a blow, but Eddie stepped up last season in big games. He will do it again."
@aswinas53728361 was reminded of how Eduardo Da Silva's injury ended Arsenal's title challenge a few years ago.
"Another curse to Arsenal's season. Reminds me of Eduardo."
Others saw it as an opportunity for the team to add depth.
"It’s unfortunately the best time to get injured. Gives us a chance to replace him in winter window."
"Arsenal just need to sign another quality striker when the transfer window opens in January."
@TweetsOfTunde conceded that the title charge is over.
"Its been fun while it lasted."
Jesus scored five goals in his first nine games at the Emirates Stadium, after signing from Manchester City for £45 million.
Jesus undergoes surgery
Sports Brief earlier reported that Arsenal's Jesus has undergone surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his right knee.
The forward's World Cup campaign come to an abrupt end after he was injured in Brazil’s World Cup group-stage loss against Cameroon.
The 25-year-old could be ruled out for up to three months after his surgery, in what will be a big blow to Arsenal’s Premier League title push.