He said: “It will be interesting to see if Arsenal decide to give him at least one Under-21s game – which I suggest they probably will – rather than just throwing him straight back into the first-team picture.
Will Arsenal win the league with Gabriel Jesus back fit?
What could Jesus’ injury return mean for Arsenal?
After arriving from Manchester City for around £45m last summer, expectations will have been high for Jesus. Still, no one would have expected him to lead the Gunners on a title charge.
Nevertheless, he did just that, scoring five while also setting up a further six in his first 14 league games before picking up the knee injury.
What’s more, in that time, Arsenal lost just once while also drawing another game and winning the other 12. And while the club have managed to maintain their title push without Jesus, it will be a huge boost to the title hopes if he can return soon.
With that in mind, it may be worth looking out for his name on the U21 teamsheets over the coming weeks. The academy team is set to take on Chelsea U21s away from home in their next game (this Monday) – perhaps the Brazilian will play some part in that as he steps up his recovery heading into March.