This story started with the national team calling up the player regardless of his injury. That led Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta to point out he was not even close to returning to training,
Making it clear that his trip to South America didn’t make much sense.
Well, it seems Brazil doctors may have been right after all,
Because as reported by TNT Sports, Gabriel Jesus is now training with the ball.
‘Bring it on Colombia and Argentina’, says the outlet,
As they posted a video of the Arsenal player doing some activities along with other teammates.
Arsenal manager confirms the fitness of Jesus
It’s claimed that Jesus is in the final stage of his recovery, although it’s not yet clear whether he’ll be used by Fernando Diniz in those matches.
As Globo Esporte brings their report on the training session,
They show the starting line-up that Diniz used in the work before the match against Colombia on Thursday, and the Arsenal player is not there.
Those videos of him training, though, should be enough to bother the Gunners after what Arteta said.
With Jesus now in his home country, Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar was set to conduct his own tests on the striker upon his arrival and now Diniz, in his pre-Colombia press conference,
He has provided more clarity on why Jesus has made the significant journey to South America despite carrying a muscular issue.
However for Jesus it does appear more clear given
He did not feature in the 3-1 win over Burnley last weekend with Arteta’s most recent update revealing his recovery state. “I’m going to talk to the doctors and him [Jesus] because he didn’t do any training with us,”
Arteta said when asked whether Jesus would join up with the Brazil squad. “He’s far from working with the team, but it’s an internal communication between the club and the national team. The first intention is always to seek the best for the player.”