Gabriel Jesus injury update: “I’m pretty sure it will be nothing”

Noah Strang
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Noah Strang
26/10/2023
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Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus injured in Champions League match against Sevilla

Gabriel Jesus suffered an injury late on in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory against Sevilla. Jesus has now confirmed it to only be a minor injury.

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  • Gabriel Jesus limped off the pitch late in Seville in the Gunner’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla.
  • Jesus says “I’m pretty sure it will be nothing.”
  • Arteta says injury is “not good news.”
  • Arsenal play Sheffield United next.

Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus limped off the pitch late in Seville in the Gunner’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla. The Brazilian attacker looked to have suffered a pretty serious hamstring injury. Thankfully for Arsenal fans, it now seems the injury is not as bad as it initially looked.  
 
Jesus spoke to the media after the game about his injury The attacker said he did “some tests with the physio” before adding that “I’m pretty sure it will be nothing,” referring to his injury. 
 
Gunners fans will be hoping Jesus is right. The former Man City man is a key member of Mikel Arteta’s title-challenging side.   

“He straight away asked to be subbed”

While Gabriel Jesus is optimistic about his injury status, his manager, Mikel Arteta, did not sound so hopeful when he spoke with the assembled press after the match.  
 
He straight away asked to be subbed which is not good news because Gabby is not a player who does that at all, so we will need to wait and see over the next few days,” said the 41-year-old Gunners manager.  
 
Arteta had similar comments about the injury Bukayo Saka suffered in the Champions League against RC Lens before the last international break. Saka ended up missing just one match for Arsenal.  

Jesus absence could harm Arsenal’s title chances

Arsenal are third in the Premier League table heading into EPL Matchweek 10. The Gunner are also undefeated, which is something only Tottenham has also achieved this far into the season. If the cards fall their way, Arsenal could very easily be Premier League champions come next spring. One of the things that needs to fall their way is health. 
 
As good as the Gunners are, they lack the quality and depth of a side like Manchester City. This is reflected in the sports betting market. Most soccer betting sites have Man City as big favourites to win the title, despite their relatively slow start to the season.  
 
If Arsenal are going to make another title run, players like Jesus need to be healthy. Arteta said as much following the Sevilla Champions League match.  
 
He came here for a reason; he changed our world. He’s brought so much belief and energy to the team, and he needs to step into those moments. That’s why he played, and he’s done that…the team relies on those players to win games. We need players like this,” said Arteta. 

Sheffield United next for Arsenal

With all that being said about Gabriel Jesus’s importance to his Arsenal team, they probably won’t need him next weekend. The Gunners will host Sheffield United next at home. This is the most lopsided EPL Matchweek 10 fixture according to the betting sites.  

Even without Jesus, Arsenal should come away from this weekend with a dominating victory. If they don’t , Mikel Arteta will have more to worry about than a little injury to Gabriel Jesus.