Arsenal fans will love this Gabriel Jesus injury boost ahead of Porto clash

As Mikel Arteta has worked around the Gabriel Jesus injury setback, he may not need to anymore as Arsenal travel to face Porto in the Champions League.
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Arsenal return to Champions League action this week as they face Porto away from home. The Gunners have had a rest from the Champions League since the last calendar year. Since the end of January, a Gabriel Jesus injury concern has kept him out of the side.

Arsenal fans will love this Gabriel Jesus injury boost ahead of Porto clash

However, according to an update from Football London, Gabriel Jesus could be back in the squad for Wednesday's game against Porto, after he was left out against Burnley at the weekend.

Arsenal have been firing on all cylinders lately, scoring an impressive 21 goals in their last five matches. Imagine how much could be added to that tally when Gabriel Jesus returns from injury, particularly as they return to the Champions League.

There's no denying that the knockout stage is going to be much tougher for the Gunners, but they performed well in the group stage. They scored a plethora of goals and looked like the most exciting team from an attacking perspective.

Gabriel Jesus was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best Arsenal player in the Champions League group stage. He scored an impressive four goals in four group stage starts, also providing two assists during this time.

It's not a surprise to see because whenever Gabriel Jesus is ticking, it transcends through the entire Arsenal attack. The Brazil international has a great touch and dribbling ability, which he uses to drive counter-attacks and this gets his teammates involved in play. Not to mention his superb link-up play.

For Mikel Arteta, he may not wish to rush Gabriel Jesus back into the starting eleven after his injury setback. However, if there was ever a time he would wish for his Brazilian star to be back and ready for action, it would be the return to the Champions League. Great timing and a real boost to the Gunners.


Are you excited by the Gabriel Jesus injury return?