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Arsenal discover how long Gabriel Jesus will be out for - it's not good news

Ryan Smart

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Arsenal discover how long Gabriel Jesus will be out for - it's not good news

Arsenal have reportedly learned the severity of the injury Gabriel Jesus suffered at the World Cup with Brazil.

Jesus complained of pain in his knee during Brazil's final group stage match against Cameroon last week.

He started the game, but was substituted on 64 minutes. It was later confirmed that he would miss the remainder of the World Cup.

New reports have claimed that the striker has suffered medial ligament damage to his knee.

Arsenal fans have been sweating on updates surrounding the condition of their influential striker, who has been a important cog in the Gunners side that sits top of the Premier League table.

Jesus has five goals and five assists in 14 league appearances, and his link up play, creativity and attacking output would be missed if he were to be absent for any time at domestic level.

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Any absence could lead Arsenal to make an unplanned dip into the transfer market, whilst players already at the club, such as Eddie Nketiah or Emile Smith Rowe, could step up.

Now, the Gunners appear to have learned how long Jesus will be out of action for.

Arsenal learn Gabriel Jesus injury absence

According to 90min, Arsenal have been told that Jesus will miss 'several months' due to the knee injury he suffered on World Cup duty.

In addition, the same source claims that the Gunners are considering whether to recall Folarin Balogun from his loan spell at Ligue 1 side Reims, as cover.

The striker, who is 21 years old, struggled for consistent form during his temporary stay at Championship side Middlesbrough last term, although he did provide three goals and three assists in 18 league appearances.

But he has earned more positive reviews in France, netting eight goals in 15 games in the country's top flight.

As one of Ligue 1's most prolific strikers this term - he has more goals than Lionel Messi - a return to Arsenal in January could now be a realistic possibility. But whether the 21-year-old could be an effective replacement for Jesus, or Nketiah, remains to be seen, if he does return to London.

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Topics: Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus, Premier League, Eddie Nketiah, Brazil, Football World Cup

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