Gabriel Jesus has been handed a huge boost to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad after being included in the travelling party for their Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon.
The Brazilian forward has been out of action for the past three months due to a knee injury, but has now been given the green light to travel with the Gunners to Portugal.
Jesus has been a key player for Arsenal since joining from Manchester City in the summer, scoring four goals in nine appearances in all competitions.
His return to the squad is a major boost for Arteta, who has been without the services of the 22-year-old for the past three months.
Jesus has been working hard to regain his fitness and has been training with the first team for the past few weeks.
The Brazilian is expected to be in contention for a place in the starting line-up against Sporting Lisbon, although it is unclear whether he will be fit enough to start the game.
Jesus’ return to the squad is a major boost for Arsenal, who have been struggling for form in recent weeks.
The Gunners have won just one of their last five Premier League games and have slipped to ninth in the table.
They will be hoping that Jesus can help them turn their fortunes around and get back to winning ways in the Europa League.
The Brazilian forward is a proven goalscorer and his return to the squad could be the spark that Arsenal need to get their season back on track.
Jesus’ return to the squad is a major boost for Arteta and his team, and they will be hoping that he can help them get back to winning ways in the Europa League.