Gabriel Jesus: Arsenal star to undergo surgery

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Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus is set to undergo a knee surgery.

The former Manchester City star suffered suspected medial ligament damage during Brazil’s Group G defeat to Cameroon.

It ruled him out of the rest of the competition in Qatar and he flew back to England for assessment.

It is understood that he will need an operation to repair the problem with the time out depending on how he heals, with some players taking months to return to action meaning he should be part of Arsenal’s title challenge in the second half of the campaign.

Jesus scored five goals in his first nine games at the club after joining from Manchester City in the summer in a £45million deal and while the goals have stopped since, he has still played an important role in keeping them top of the Premier League heading into the mid-season break for the World Cup.

In Qatar he has come off the bench in the wins over Serbia and Switzerland before being given a start at Lusail Stadium against Cameroon as qualification to the knockout stages had been sealed.