Arsenal have confirmed that Gabriel Jesus has undergone surgery on his right knee.
Reports from Brazil claim the striker suffered a meniscus and partial collateral ligament injury and will be sidelined for three months.
Jesus sustained the issue playing for Brazil in their 1-0 defeat to Cameroon on Friday and he was quickly ruled out of the rest of the tournament. The player returned to England for a specialist consultation two days ago and his operation took place this afternoon.
While Arsenal don’t have a competitive match for nearly three weeks, there’s a glut of games on the horizon that Jesus is set to miss.
As things stand, the only out-and-out striker in the squad is Eddie Nketiah. Arsenal’s priorities for the upcoming transfer window did lie elsewhere – a wide attacker and central midfielder were on the shopping list – but that may well change.