According to manager Mikel Arteta, the ankle injury that Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah sustained earlier this month won’t be fully healed for many weeks.
Before being injured and missing the next 12 games, the 23-year-old scored six goals in those contests.
He has a significant task as a result of the horrific injury, according to Arteta.
Yet, the Gunners’ preparation for Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second leg against Sporting Lisbon will benefit from Gabriel Jesus’ comeback.
Jesus, a Brazilian attacker, made his comeback as a substitute in the 77th minute of Sunday’s 3-0 victory against Fulham after missing some time with a World Cup-related knee injury.
And he may start for Arsenal against Sporting for the first time since November.
It was wonderful to see him again. Everyone’s delight is palpable, according to Arteta.
He was missed, but he’s back now. We must control his playing time, participation on the team, and minutes.
“He’s feeling well, and he says his feelings are getting better and better every day he trains, so that’s incredibly encouraging,” he said.