Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that Gabriel Jesus is likely to be sidelined for ‘a few weeks’ after picking up a new injury ahead of this weekend’s match against Sheffield United.

Jesus has struggled to keep fit since joining the Gunners from Manchester City last year and missed the first two games of the Premier League season with a knee problem.

Jesus grabbed a goal and an assist to help Arsenal beat Sevilla in midweek but left the pitch holding his hamstring during the closing stages of the match.

Arteta was pressed for an update on the forward in Friday’s press conference and was quick to confirm that he will be out for an indefinite period of at least a couple of weeks.

“The scan showed a muscle injury and we might lose him for a few weeks again,” said the Arsenal boss. “With Gabi, I cannot give you any timeframe because he always surprises us. There is something there, he felt an awkward action. He had a [heavy] load in the last few weeks with the national team. It’s really bad news for us.”

Arteta also went ahead to deliver news on Thomas Partey, that he’ll miss Saturday match with an injury he sustained in Arsenal’s final training session before facing Sevilla.

“He’s got a muscle injury and we expect him to be out for a few weeks,” added Arteta when quizzed on Partey’s condition. “We don’t know the extent of it, he has more scans today. He got in training with the last kick of the ball [before Sevilla]. Very unfortunate. It’s something different [to before].