'Ready to go' - Mikel Arteta confirms Gabriel Jesus set to make Arsenal return after injury

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  • Jesus missed season's opening games
  • Underwent knee surgery last month
  • Now nearing a return

WHAT HAPPENED? Arteta has confirmed that Jesus is "ready" for the clash with Fulham this weekend, after undergoing surgery last month. At the time, the Spaniard said that the striker would miss a number of weeks, but he now appears to be over the issue.

WHAT THEY SAID: Arteta told reporters: "He's ready to go."

Asked if he could start against the club's London rivals, the Gunners boss replied: "We'll see."

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Arsenal have opened their campaign with two wins, beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 and Crystal Palace 1-0, and will hope to make it three wins from three this weekend. Jesus returning to the starting XI would be a major boost, as he has thus far scored 11 goals in 33 games since his move from Manchester City.


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WHAT NEXT? All eyes will be on the team-sheet when Arsenal welcome the Cottagers to the Emirates.