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Arsenal face Jesus dilemma

The news that Gabriel Jesus has picked up a knee injury whilst on international duty for Brazil at the World Cup has posed a dilemma for Arsenal.

Although the full extent of the injury is yet to be determined, there are fears that he may need surgery and could be out for up to three months.

This could seriously derail their Premier League challenge because although he has only scored five goals for the club since his summer move from Manchester City, Jesus is integral to how the team plays under Mikel Arteta, leading the press from the front.

However, whether this affects their January transfer targets remains to be seen. Before the injury the priority was to add more cover in wide attacking areas and also in the centre of midfield.

Are they prepared to sacrifice one or both of those to add a player to the squad who may not be a regular once Jesus is fit again?

One option that is open to the Gunners is to recall highly rated Flo Balogun from his loan spell with Ligue 1 side Reims.

Mikel Arteta and Technical Director met with the Kroenke family that won the club in Los Angeles recently and the Jesus situation is sure to have been on the agenda.

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