Arsenal are set for a massive injury boost this week as Gabriel Jesus was spotted training at the Emirates Stadium as part of the post-match warm-down against AFC Bournemouth.
According to Goal journalist Charles Watts, the Brazilian international joined in with the Arsenal substitutes as part of the Gunners’ warm-down on Saturday evening, with Arsenal coming off the back of an incredible 3-2 win against the Cherries that included a 97th-minute Reiss Nelson winner.
Jesus set for long-awaited Arsenal return from injury
Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Bournemouth came at a cost as Leandro Trossard picked up a muscular injury early on at the Emirates, with no timeframe given yet on how long the Belgian international will be out for ahead of a busy few days for the Gunners.
However, Jesus taking part in the post-match warm down is a good indicator that the Arsenal striker will soon be fully fit and back from his long-term injury, with the forward potentially in line to feature before the international break at the end of this month.
Indeed, Arsenal having no Eddie Nketiah on the bench for Saturday either meant that the Gunners played the majority of the match against Bournemouth without a recognised striker, with Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli operating in the role at various points.
Yet with Jesus now warming up at the Emirates and taking part in work on the pitch, the South American forward could be back sooner than expected for Arsenal, with a striker of his quality needed in the squad if the Gunners are to push for the Premier League title.