Arsenal, the leaders of the English football league, announced that his Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus has returned to full training after a four-month absence due to a serious knee injury.
Jesús, 25, underwent surgery after suffering an injury last November while playing for his country’s national team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Gabriel Jesus held the first full training today – important news for Arsenal ⚪️🔴🇧🇷 #AFK
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 8, 2023
Arsenal said in a statement on Wednesday: “Thankfully, his long road to recovery is coming to an end after his participation in training today ahead of our trip to Lisbon” to face Sporting Portugal tomorrow Thursday , at the cost of the Europa League final.
And while the Brazilian striker is not expected to return to the stadiums until the next international break, Arsenal’s Spanish coach Mikel Arteta will suffer on Thursday due to the absence of his Scottish defender Kieran Tierney due to illness and attackers Eddie. Nketiah and Belgian Leandro Trossard due to injuries.
Arsenal top their group in the Europa League and are considered one of the favorites to win the title, along with fellow countrymen Manchester United and Juventus.
Domestically, Arsenal are leading the league table by five points over defending champions Manchester City, with 12 stages left in the Premier League, and are aiming for their first title since 2004, when, in the era of their legendary French manager Arsène, Wenger.