Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus has said he will return to the first team within the next five weeks.
Striker Eddie Nketiah, 25, has not played for Arsenal since leading the line for Mikel Arteta in their 2-0 win over Wolves in the Premier League.
The Brazil international was expected to be out of action until at least March. But in the video Along with former UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was taken during Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Manchester United, he claimed he could return sooner than previously expected.
He said: “Maybe after four or five weeks I’ll be back.”
Arsenal He refuses to set a time frame for Jesus’ return but is pleased with the progress being made in his recovery.
News of a potential return for Jesus will be a boost for Arteta as Niketiah has played in all six of Arsenal’s games since club football resumed in December.
Jesus could therefore return to Arsenal in March, with the north London side playing five more league games until their home game. Bournemouth.
Arsenal signed Jesus for 45 million pounds from Manchester City in the summer transfer window last year.
Jesus began his Arsenal career in good form, scoring three goals and assisting the same amount in his first five competitive appearances for the club.
Arteta will prepare his side for their upcoming FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester City this Friday.
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