Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and sporting director Edu Gaspar have been pictured with owners, the Kroenkes, amid news of Gabriel Jesus’ injury.
The Arsenal striker has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after picking up an injury in Brazil’s surprise 1-0 defeat to Cameroon.
The 25-year-old sustained a right knee injury and underwent an MRI scan on Saturday, which confirmed it would be “impossible” for him to participate any further in Qatar.
In a statement, the CBF said: "Players Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus underwent tests on Saturday morning accompanied by Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar and an MRI on their right knees confirmed the extent of the injuries and the impossibility of recovery in time to participate in the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022.”
Naturally, Arsenal fans are concerned that the Brazilian’s injury could have an impact on their Premier League title challenge.
Arteta and Edu meet the Kroenkes
The picture was posted on Twitter by AFTV presenter Cecil Jee Thomas just a day after Gabriel Jesus’ injury news was shared by the CBF.
Arsenal have reportedly initiated talks with Brazil in a bid to bring the striker back to the club for treatment. Indeed reports in Brazil are claiming the player could be out for three months and may even require surgery.
Arteta will also rue Jesus' setback considering the Brazil star’s impact on Arsenal following his big-money move from Manchester City last summer, and it may influence the Gunners’ transfer business.
Arsenal have been linked with Roma’s Tammy Abraham, Athletic Bilbao youngster Nico Williams and Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio in the wake of Jesus’ injury.
Meanwhile, the Gunners continue to be linked with Shakhtar Donetsk Mykhailo Mudryk, with the Ukrainian 21-year-old having also been tipped to join La Liga giants Real Madrid.
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