Football NewsGranit Xhaka hopes that Gabriel Jesus will recover soon
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Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka provided an injury update on Gunners teammate Gabriel Jesus and encouraged Eddie Nketiah to step up in the absence of the Brazilian player.


A little about the topic

Gabriel Jesus has undergone surgery to resolve a knee problem the striker had been dealing with for several weeks at the Gunners before the World Cup. The Brazilian national team striker took the field against Cameroon in the group stage of the World Cup, which exacerbated the issue. His Gunners partner Granit Xhaka hopes the player will only be out of action for two to three months, but the forward has yet to begin his rehab program after going under the knife.


What did Granit Xhaka say?

Granit Xhaka, when asked about Gabriel after his country’s last World Cup appearance at the hands of Portugal, said that he spoke to him immediately after the Cameroon game. According to the midfielder, they have contact with each other, with all the players they have here at the World Cup. It’s a shame because they saw in the first round of the Premier League how important Gabriel Jesus is to them. Xhaka doesn’t know how big the injury is, maybe in two or three months. But Gabriel is a strong guy.

This is a minor injury for the player, the midfielder thinks, and they will support him. Granit says that Gabriel Jesus knows they are after him and hopes they can get him back as soon as possible.

The Swiss midfielder is hoping English striker Eddie Nketiah will make the most of the opportunity to cover the Brazilian and step up his game under Arteta to keep the Gunners’ title ambitions on the track.

The Swiss player added that they have an option with Nketiah of course. According to Granit Xhaka, Eddie Nketiah has also shown great games in the past and they need to support the Brazilian first. They should also support Nketiah because he will be a big, big part of the next two or three months. But Xhaka is looking forward to it because they have the quality to bring Nketiah there and help him.