Arsenal star posts encouraging injury update after lengthy absence, Arteta will be delighted
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Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus has posted an encouraging update for fans, following an injury which has kept him out of the side.
He hit the ground running under Mikel Arteta, playing a crucial role in their ascent to the top of the Premier League table.
However, the 25-year-old has not featured for the Gunners since before the World Cup after he sustained an injury which ruled him out of the tournament.
Many fans thought the loss of Jesus could mark the end of their title charge. However, Eddie Nketiah has flourished in his absence, scoring twice in Arsenal's 3-2 victory over Manchester United in their last Premier League match.
Jesus posts injury update
Now, in what looks to be a major boost for the Gunners, Jesus has a positive update for fans.
The Brazilian posted an Instagram story of himself walking out on to the training pitch in bright white boots.
He captioned the video: 'After 8 weeks', followed by a smiley face and praying emoji.
Supporters will be purring with excitement at the idea of having the forward back fit and firing, as the league-leaders hope to extend their gap over Manchester City with a win over Everton on Saturday.
Although, Arteta recently played down rumours of his recovery, branding it "totally unrealistic".
Speaking ahead of Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup last 16 on Friday, the Spaniard said (via Metro): “With him I don’t know. With him he wants to be here next week but it’s totally unrealistic.
“He’s pushing and driving everyone to the limits. I cannot give you an answer. Hopefully it will be weeks and not months but it was a serious injury and we need to respect that process as well.”