An update on Brazil’s plans for Gabriel Jesus has been given to Arsenal; the 26-year-old striker was released on international duty despite suffering a hamstring injury during the Champions League match against Sevilla in Spain. He has missed the last five games in all competitions and has not trained once.
Despite this, Brazil called Jesus up to their national team squad for World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Argentina, where he was joined by Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes. Given Jesus’s lack of involvement for Arsenal, it was unclear exactly why Fernando Diniz decided to call him up, but the man has explained his reasoning.
The Brazil manager stated, as cited by Globo Esporte: “We hadn’t called up Martinelli from Arsenal in the previous squad. We didn’t think Martinelli would be prepared to play against Uruguay and Venezuela since he didn’t provide the CBF with a very thorough report, even though he was prepared to play before our games.
“Due to this as well, we’re going to bring Gabriel in to ascertain his true state, as there are still 15 days until the games, and we think he might be able to play, as I really like him.” We won’t need to alter the roster because we have 24 players on the list in case something were to happen to him.
The Arsenal manager will probably not be happy that his first-choice striker will be missing from London Colney for the next two weeks, according to Arteta’s most recent update on Jesus.:- “I will speak with the physicians and Jesus because he did not train with us,” Arteta replied when asked if Jesus would join the Brazil team.
“It’s an internal communication between the club and the national team, but he’s not even close to working with the team.” The player’s best interests are always the primary consideration.”
And now that Jesus has arrived in South America, information about Brazil’s plans for him has surfaced. Journalist Ryan Taylor posted the following on X, formerly Twitter: “Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar of Brazil will assess Gabriel Jesus’ right hamstring to ascertain his availability during the international break. He is expected to play against Argentina on Wednesday of next week. Arsenal has monitored his condition closely and is hesitant to push for a quick recovery.”