This week, we’ve seen a little controversy regarding Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus.

The striker got called up by the national team, and speaking to the Brazilian press, Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta made it clear the player wasn’t even close to getting back to training.

That’s why Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar was now asked by the local media about Gabriel Jesus’ situation. Quoted by ESPN Brasil, the national team official claimed the striker is under evaluation.

“We’ve been monitoring the player’s situation since he was injured. We’ve been in contact with the club’s medical department and with the player. He’s recovering from a muscle injury in the posterior of his right thigh,” said Rodrigo Lasmar, trying to avoid the controversy.

“He’s adapting on the pitch and the fact that we’re bringing him in is Diniz’s philosophy to have him close, to monitor his day-to-day life. As soon as he arrives, he’ll go through all the assessments. We’re not saying when he’ll play, we’ve called up an extra player on this list, but he’s a player who made himself available from the start to play for the national team.”

Brazil have been struggling a little in the World Cup Qualifiers, and since they’ll be playing Colombia and Argentina in the upcoming fixtures, there’s no doubt Fernando Diniz will try to have the best possible squad in his hands.

Gabriel Jesus hasn’t played since Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Sevilla on the 24th of November, and missed five matches due to that injury.

With Arteta sounding so sure he’s not ready to play, there will undoubtedly be some apprehension from the Gunners when watching what Fernando Diniz will do with him in the upcoming international matches.