Gabriel Jesus’ goal against Brentford was his seventh since joining Arsenal. Arsenal may soon be without their star striker.
Jesus was booked for the fourth time this season in Arsenal’s 3-0 win in west London. He’s now one yellow card away from a one-game suspension.
Only Fulham’s Joao Palhinha has more yellow cards than Jesus, and Arsenal will play Tottenham after the international break. Jesus will miss Arsenal’s match against Liverpool on October 9 if he is booked against Spurs.
Jesus must avoid yellow cards in Arsenal’s next 12 league matches to avoid a one-match ban, which seems unlikely given his record. The ban threshold is raised from five cards to 10 after each club’s 19th league match.
If the Brazilian gets suspended, Eddie Nketiah will likely replace him for one game. Former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell has questioned the 23-year-old.
Eddie’s a good finisher but hasn’t proven it at the top level “Campbell. “Eddie’s not the answer. I hope he’s wrong. I think he’s improved his all-around game, but finishing-wise, I’m not sure.