Mikel Arteta offers an update on Gabriel Jesus' hamstring injury

Mikel Arteta offers an update on Gabriel Jesus’ hamstring injury with the Arsenal forward set for yet another spell on the sidelines

  • Gabriel Jesus picked up a hamstring injury during the 2-1 victory over Sevilla 
  • Arsenal were hammered 3-1 by West Ham in the Carabao Cup during midweek 
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Mikel Arteta has hinted that Gabriel Jesus, who is out with a hamstring injury, may not be ready to return right after the international break.

The Brazilian has had a torrid time with injury, having undergone two knee surgeries within two weeks.

‘I cannot guarantee that — we are trying to get that recovery as quick as possible,’ he said.

‘I said that it will be weeks, but very difficult to put a time frame still, right now.’

Arteta has described St James’ Park as one of the ‘toughest places to go’ as his Arsenal side prepare for a hostile battle at Newcastle on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta suggested that Gabriel Jesus might not be back until beyond the end of the international break

The Brazilian forward suffered a hamstring injury in the Champions League victory over Sevilla

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The Gunners go into the fixture having been defeated 3-1 by West Ham on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup and are looking to bounce back.

He said: ‘(It’s) a big one. It’s one of the toughest places to go and win but we’ve done it. There is nothing new to it.

‘You want to play in those atmospheres, like going to Seville you know what you’re going to get. It’s an incredible privilege to play in those grounds, and you have to embrace the moment and enjoy it and go for it because it’s worth it.

‘It’s an incredible football atmosphere.’

The loss to the Hammers still stings Arteta because of its manner.

‘There are things we have to do much better in the game, especially the way we conceded the goals,’ he said.

‘But I don’t think the scoreline reflects what happened in the game at all. But we should have done much better.’

On whether Tottenham, who lead at the top of the table by two points, are a title rival, he added: ‘Well, they are right now up there and they’re merited to be where they are, so yes.’

Arsenal were beaten 3-1 by West Ham last time out in the Carabao Cup at the London Stadium

They travel to a Newcastle side in buoyant mood after beating Manchester United in the Carabao Cup


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