Arsenal will consider their options in the January transfer window once they have a realistic timescale for the return of Gabriel Jesus to the team.
He was injured playing for Brazil in the World Cup for Brazil against Cameroon, and has since undergone surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his right knee.
That leaves the Gunners with just Eddie Nketiah as a front-line striker at the club. Although Jesus has only found the net five times since his move from Manchester City in the summer, he has become integral to how the Gunners play under Mikel Arteta this season as the manager acknowledges saying “ what is affects is who we are as a team because he gives us so much.”
Arteta was speaking after a mid-season friendly in Dubai against Lyon, which his side won.
Previous the priority when the window opened were thought to be cover in midfield and also in the wide attacking area, but, depending on how long the Brazilian is likely to be out for, that may have to change.
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