Arsenal striker Jesus has suffered a muscle injury and is expected to be out of action for several weeks. Manager Mikel Arteta has called on the Premier League to increase the number of substitutes to protect the player’s health.
Jesus was injured in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sevilla on Tuesday and was substituted early. After the game Arteta confirmed that Jesus will be out for a few weeks, which will be the second time the Brazilian has missed a game this season due to injury.
Jesus has been the centerpiece of Arsenal’s attack this season, scoring one goal and dishing out one assist in seven league games. His injury is a big blow to Arsenal.
Arteta said that he would like the Premier League to increase the number of substitutes to protect players’ health. He believes that increasing the number of substitutes is necessary with the intensive fixtures.
Currently, Premier League clubs are only allowed to register 25 players, of which at least eight must be homegrown. Arteta hopes that the Premier League will increase the number of registered players to 30 and increase the number of substitutes from five to 10.
Arteta called on the Premier League to make changes to protect the health of players and ensure the competitiveness of the league.