Arsenal provide injury update on Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith Rowe

Arsenal will be looking to tighten their grip at the top of the Premier League table with a win over Brentford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

Ahead of the game, Mikel Artera has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference today and he’s provided a team news and injury update which included the latest on the fitness of Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith Rowe.

Jesus has been on the sidelines since suffering a knee ligament injury during the World Cup in early December. The Brazilian international underwent surgery and was ruled out for around three months.

Gabriel Jesus celebrating after scoring for Arsenal .

We’ve seen footage this week of Jesus doing light training at London Colney and Arteta has confirmed the striker is doing ‘really well’. However, the Gunners boss refused to put a timeframe on the 25-year-old’s potential return and said they’ll have to see how he progresses over the coming weeks. 

Smith Rowe has also endured an injury plagued season having missed the first half of the campaign with a groin problem. After a brief return against Oxford in the FA Cup in early January, the attacker has been on the sidelines with a thigh injury recently.

However, Arteta has confirmed that Smith Rowe is back in light training and is edging closer to making his comeback.

“Smith Rowe will be back soon although this weekend’s clash with Brentford will come too soon”. Arteta said.


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