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Gabriel Jesus absent from Arsenal training amid injury scare vs Liverpool

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Gabriel Jesus didn’t report for Arsenal training on Wednesday morning. The striker looked to be in some discomfort during the Gunners’ 3-2 home win over Liverpool on Sunday after Kostas Tsimikas caught the Brazilian with a flailing arm in the second half.

Though he continued for a while after, he was eventually brought off. There’s no official reasoning as to why he missed Wednesday morning’s training session, but it’s expected to be linked to the suspected injury worry he had at the weekend.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is another who didn’t make it out onto the training pitch following his recent injury setback. The Ukraine international was as passionate as every other Arsenal fan in the ground on Sunday, but it looks as though Thursday will come too soon for him to return to the field.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Elneny and Emile Smith Rowe, who will be out for considerably longer, were also absent from training.

That being said, the decision for Jesus to miss training could just be a precaution ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Bodo/Glimt in Norway. The Gunners will be looking to consolidate their position as Group A leaders with another win. They ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Thursday night’s opponents just last week, but the atmosphere will be entirely different away from home, so it won’t be as easy for them to get a result.

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