Gabriel Jesus’s personal trainer Andre Cunha has stated that the Arsenal star is one step closer on the road to returning.
Writing on Instagram he said: “First week. A big journey awaits! Tough, difficult and uncomfortable, you can bet it is! Transformer? You can bet it will!
“Feeding your heart with the vision of the future, living in the present and celebrating the short term achievements is key.
“Goals set and goals achieved, and so it will be, week by week, always doing a little more. Let’s go, we’re getting closer @dejesusoficial!”
Gabriel Jesus’s has undergone surgery to his right knee after suffering an injury during Brazil’s World Cup group stage match against Cameroon.
The striker came off for Brazil during the 1-0 defeat in the 64th minute and it was announced that he will miss the rest of the World Cup with a knee problem.
Arsenal confirmed the 25-year-old has already had an operation and is starting his recovery. Reports have suggested Jesus could be out for up to three months but it is understood the club are not putting a timescale on his return as yet.
An Arsenal statement read: “Gabby will now begin his rehabilitation programme. Everyone at the club is supporting Gabby and will be working hard to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.”
The news is a problem for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, who restart their Premier League campaign on Boxing Day when they host West Ham.
The Gunners have Eddie Nketiah as striker back-up while Gabriel Martinelli can also play in a centre-forward role if required.
Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League table- – five points ahead of their nearest challengers Manchester City – and Jesus started every single game for Arteta’s Gunners from the beginning of the season to the World Cup break.