Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta announced that Gabriel Jesus underwent a minor operation, therefore the forward will miss the start of the Premier League season.
Following a knee injury sustained at the 2022 World Cup, the Brazilian missed 15 games for Arsenal last season too.
“Unfortunately, he had a little procedure this morning,” Arteta said after Arsenal’s penalty shoot-out win over Monaco in the Emirates Cup.
“He had some discomfort in his knee that has been causing some issues and they had to go in and resolve it. It is not something major but he looks to be out for a few weeks I think.
“It is a big blow because we had him back to his best, especially the way he played against Barcelona, and he was in good condition and we lost him.
“But he has been feeling some discomfort in the last few weeks and we had to look at it, we had to make a decision and the best one is to protect the player and get him back as quick as possible so we decided to do it.
“It is something related to the previous injury that he had and the surgery. He had some irritation in the knee and we had to get it resolved.”
Last season Jesus played a vital role for the Gunners scoring 11 goals and 6 assists in 24 games. His pass success percentage of 81.5 % was also highly improved from his Man City days. His absence will definitely impact Arsenal’s goal-scoring prowess, and therefore Arteta will be hoping the Brazilian returns soon.