The 25-year-old forward returned to action last weekend and also came off the bench in Sunday's 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, a result which moved the Gunners eight points clear at the top of the table heading into the international break. Jesus, a four-time Premier League winner at Manchester City, left the Etihad Stadium to join Arsenal last summer and was a key component of Mikel Arteta's side before the World Cup. While he may have been unable to contribute on the pitch, Jesus had more than a watching brief as he remained integrated within the squad - often sitting in the dugout despite not being available for selection.
Lengthy suspensions are likely to loom for both manager and striker after FA Cup dismissals
The pressure has eased on the manager in the last two weeks following an upturn in form, with players signed in January starting to settle and results improving as Potter has gained a greater sense of his favoured XI and shape. Saturday's 2-2 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge saw the team play some of their most fluid attacking football since the manager replaced Thomas Tuchel in September, though they continue to be held back by a difficulty in converting chances. Then, after Kai Havertz looked to have won it with a penalty, Ellis Simms got forward in the 89th minute and beat Kalidou Koulibaly to the ball to slot home and steal a point for Everton.