The Brazilian forward underwent two procedures within nine months, initially sidelining him for three months.
Despite the setbacks, Jesus is optimistic about his future, declaring that his “knee is perfect.”
Gabriel Jesus recently spoke about overcoming the knee issues that have marred his time at Arsenal.
The first operation took place in December following an injury he sustained while representing Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar.
Reflecting on the medical procedures, Jesus said, “My knee is better now.
“It was unlucky. I had to do it [surgery].
“Now I am getting better, my knee is perfect.”
His first surgery led to a three-month absence from the field, affecting his debut season with the Gunners.
However, after an initial return to action, Jesus felt discomfort in the same knee, necessitating a second minor surgery in August.
While the challenges of multiple surgeries would likely weigh heavily on any professional athlete, Jesus is optimistic. “Now there is more rhythm. I am going to work on that,” he said.
In the broader context, Jesus’ full recovery comes at a crucial juncture for Arsenal as they made a winning return to the Champions League after a six-year absence and prepare for the North London derby.
His wealth of experience in both competitions, accrued during his time at Manchester City, will prove invaluable as the Gunners look to make an impression on European football’s premier stage as well as domestically.
Despite his knee problems, Jesus has already scored two goals this season in just 108 minutes of action.
Overall, since signing for Arsenal, Jesus has scored 13 and assisted eight in 37 games, averaging a goal or assist every 116 minutes.
At City, his average was a goal or assist every 101.3 minutes.