Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has returned to training following his long layoff due to injury.
The Brazilian was spotted in Arsenal's training session on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's Europa League tie with Sporting CP.
He has not featured for the Gunners since the World Cup after requiring knee surgery in December last year.
Gabriel Jesus involved in Arsenal training today ✅?? pic.twitter.com/DVxMfKmdWC— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 8, 2023
His return gives Mikel Arteta's side a huge boost as he is expected to be on the plane to Lisbon with the travelling squad.
However, it remains unclear whether Arteta will include the 25-year-old in the actual matchday squad to face the hosts.
While Jesus' involvement with the team on the training ground will be taken as a positive sign, the absence of Kieran Tierney, Leandro Trossard and Eddie Nketiah at Arsenal's training complex will be taken as a huge blow.
Tierney is reportedly down with illness, Trossard is out with a groin injury and Nketiah is unavailable because of an ankle injury.