According to manager Mikel Arteta, Arsenal forwards Gabriel Jesus will be sidelined for a few weeks following knee surgery. Jesus sustained the injury while representing Brazil at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which also caused him to miss a significant portion of the second half of the previous season. The treatment is related to that injury.

Due to the same issue, Jesus had to have a similar procedure on his right knee in December of last year. Earlier this year, the 26-year-old required nearly four months to recover and regain full fitness.

"It's something related to the previous injury that he had and the surgery," Arteta stated during a news conference following Arsenal's 6-5 penalty shootout triumph against AS Monaco in the Emirates Cup, following a 1-1 deadlock.

Unfortunately, because of knee pain this morning, he had to get a quick operation. The coach said, "It's nothing serious, but I expect him to be out for a few weeks."

This is a big setback for the squad, as Jesus had just recently recovered to his best form. Arteta expressed sadness over the departure of his best player, especially after his performance in the last friendly against Barcelona.

Jesus has been instrumental in moving Arsenal to the top of the Premier League rankings for many weeks in the pursuit of their first title since 2004. They did, however, come in second place.

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The coach emphasized that the club opted to go with the operation to prioritize the players' health and long-term conditioning. The best course of action, according to Arteta, was to safeguard the player and get him back on track as soon as possible.

Arsenal's 2023–2024 season will begin on August 12 at home against Nottingham Forest.