Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has refused to give Gabriel Jesus an injury timeframe because he “got it totally wrong” on previous occasions.
Jesus suffered a muscle injury against Sevilla in the Champions League last week. He missed the game against Sheffield United over the weekend. The Brazilian is set to miss the Carabao Cup clash against West Ham on Wednesday.
Ahead of the match, Arteta refused to put a timeframe on Gabriel Jesus’ latest injury.
“With him [Jesus], I’m honestly not going to give [a timeframe],” the Gunners boss told a press conference. “I did it once and got it totally wrong. We need to be cautious because we need to treat it in the right way. He’s already pushing everybody and wants to be back as quickly as possible, and we need him, so that’s great.”
Arteta also confirmed that Thomas Partey will be out of action for weeks due to a muscular issue. Arsenal coach provided an update on captain Martin Odegaard, who was rested for the Sheffield United game due to a hip problem.
Arteta added: “We rested him the other day. so it’s how long we rest him for and how we manage the minutes and the rhythm that he needs to be at his best.”