Gabriel Jesus may travel with the Arsenal team as The Gunners take on Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League

Gabriel Jesus ‘is in contention to travel with Arsenal for their Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon’, with the Brazilian striker approaching return after three months with a knee injury







Gabriel Jesus is said to be traveling to Lisbon with the Arsenal team as the Brazilian striker returns to his return after three months on the sidelines.

Jesus has been absent from the Gunners since undergoing surgery for a knee injury suffered during the World Cup in Brazil.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed last week that the star was moving closer to a return.

The Brazilian striker was pictured training at the club’s London Colney base.

According to the sunJesus may be included in Arsenal’s tour group for Thursday’s Europa League game against Sporting Lisbon.

Gabriel Jesus was photographed at Arsenal's training session last week as the striker closes in on a return

Gabriel Jesus was photographed at Arsenal’s training session last week as the striker closes in on a return

The draw in the last 16 is expected to come too soon for Jesus to make his return, but he is said to be continuing to reintegrate into first-team training.

Jesus may still be absent from Arsenal’s next two Premier League matches, before returning after the international break against Leeds in early April.

Ahead of the Gunners’ dramatic 3-2 win over Bournemouth, Arteta said they were pleased with the progress Jesus has made in his recovery.

“It’s not very close, but it’s not far either,” Arteta said.

“He feels better every day and the doctors are confident in the way the injury is progressing. We’re good with him, I think.’

“His mentality is incredible and the team has done a really good job with him to put him in the position he is in today.”


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