Arsenal fans are concerned about the impact Jesus’ injury will have on the Premier League title race, with the Gunners currently leading Manchester City by five points.
According to reports in Brazil, Gabriel Jesus’ knee injury will prevent him from playing the rest of the World Cup.
Jesus, an attacking midfielder for Arsenal, started for Brazil in their 1-0 loss to Cameroon on Friday but was taken off just after the hour mark.
After the game, Brazil’s team physician Rodrigo Lasmar disclosed that there were injury concerns regarding both Jesus and Alex Telles.
“Telles came off complaining of pain in his right knee after trauma,” said Lasmar.
“He has been assessed in the changing room and tomorrow will do a magnetic resonance image to be able to assess his condition.
“Gabriel Jesus after the game complained of pain in his right knee and after clinical assessment, we have asked for an imaging exam tomorrow.”
Jesus ruled out of the World Cup
According to Ge Globo, both players have been ruled out of the tournament as a result of those assessments.
“Bad news for Brazil! Exams point to injuries, and Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles are out of the Cup,” Ge Globo tweeted.
It is a significant setback for Brazil coach Tite as he gets ready for his team’s match against South Korea on Monday in the round of 16.
Given that the Premier League season will resume later this month, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, will be extremely concerned about the news of Jesus’ injury.
According to the report, Jesus could be sidelined for up to a month, potentially keeping him from playing in Arsenal’s upcoming league match against West Ham on Boxing Day.