Arsenal are set to receive a financial boost following the knee injury suffered by Gabriel Jesus while on national team duty at the World Cup with Brazil.
The 25-year-old underwent knee surgery on Tuesday, December 6 and will likely be out of action until February at the earliest.
With Jesus’ injury occurring while he was playing for Brazil and perhaps more importantly not Arsenal, The FIFA Club Protection Programme (CPP) ensures that the club will receive some monetary compensation. While the compensation is not available for the first four weeks from the injury taking place, they will be in line for payments from January onwards.
The programme, installed by the European Club Association, is an insurance policy covering the injury risk of national team players. Players, who are exclusively trained and paid for by the clubs, need to be insured for national team matches by the event organisers in case of disablement.
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The CPP ensures that FIFA provides compensation for the losses encountered by the club (player salary) during the period that the player is unavailable for his respective club.
A key fact of the programme is that Arsenal will be covered until Jesus returns to full first-team training (or competitive matches, whichever comes first), not light training or gym work. It would be extremely difficult to predict exactly when that may be, but with the early prediction of a February return date, with Arsenal receiving money from December 31 onwards.
There is a limit on the amount payable to the Gunners, with payments stopped after a year and capped at €7.5million (£6.5million) in total, and it is divided into a daily rate. That means for every day after the first four weeks that Jesus is unavailable for the Gunners, Arsenal will be paid €20,548 (£17,748).
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