JESUS WEPT ARSENAL star Gabriel Jesus is set to undergo knee surgery after sustaining an injury at the World Cup.
There are fears that Mikel Arteta could be without his No.9 for at least three months.
Gabriel Jesus went off with a knee problem at the World Cup and it’s bad news for Arsenal
The striker played as Brazil boss Tite rotated the squad in their 1-0 defeat to Cameroon.
But Jesus went off injured in the 64th minute with a knee issue.
And now The Telegraph are reporting that he requires surgery handing the Gunners a major blow in their pursuit of the Premier League title.
It means that the 25-year-old’s World Cup campaign with Brazil is certainly over and Arsenal will now have to rely on Eddie Nketiah up top.
The North London side have a number of crucial matches after the World Cup break – they return to action on Boxing Day versus West Ham.
If Jesus is in the treatment room for the minimum three months reported then it means he will miss February’s clash with his former club and title rivals Manchester City.
He looks also set to miss the North London derby versus Tottenham and the fixture versus Manchester United.
The injury is devastating news with Arsenal fans fearing the worst when he went down in Friday night’s game.
One supporter even claimed that it’s “season over.”
It’s not just the fans who are concerned, defender Takehiro Tomiyasu was left shocked and worried in an interview when he found out the news his teammate sustained an injury.
Despite Jesus being out of form in front of goal, suffering a lengthy drought before the World Cup, his work-rate will be heavily missed.
With the January transfer window around the corner it could force the club to go out and buy a new centre-forward.