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Arteta reveals whether Gabriel Jesus will start against Sheffield United

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( Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal’s striker Gabriel Jesus, who has endured a lengthy spell on the sidelines, is poised to make his return to action, prompting speculation about his potential inclusion in the starting lineup. Manager Mikel Arteta has offered insights into Jesus’ fitness levels and the cautious approach adopted by the club to ensure his sustained availability in the crucial stages of the season.

In comments to Arsenal Media, Arteta addressed the question of Gabriel Jesus’s readiness to start, stating, “Well, he’s fit enough, but knowing how long he will last is something different probably, but we didn’t want to take any risks after the result that we had against Newcastle. Obviously we need him fit. He’s a massive player for us and we want to make sure that now we load the players in the right way.” Arteta’s remarks underscore the delicate balance between maximizing Jesus’s impact on the field and safeguarding his fitness for the challenges ahead.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta talks to Gabriel Jesus during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Gabriel Jesus’s return to the Arsenal fold comes at a critical juncture, with the Brazilian international having contributed significantly to the team’s campaign with five goals and three assists in the Premier League. As Arsenal continues their pursuit of success, currently occupying the 3rd spot in the Premier League table with 58 points from 26 matches in the 2023/24 season, Jesus’s potential influence on the team’s attacking prowess is eagerly anticipated.

Following a resounding 4-1 victory against Newcastle United in their recent league encounter, Arsenal now prepare to face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, where Arteta’s tactical decisions regarding Gabriel Jesus’s involvement will be closely watched. The strategic management of Jesus’s return signals Arsenal’s commitment to optimizing the contributions of key players while maintaining a cautious stance on their fitness and workload. As the Gunners aim to secure vital points in the league, the availability and impact of Gabriel Jesus could prove pivotal in their ongoing quest for success.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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