Mikel Arterta Gives Update on Gabriel Martinelli’s Injury

Mikel Arterta Gives Update on Gabriel Martinelli’s Injury:  Manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli sustained a hamstring injury during his team’s spirited 1-0 victory over Everton, as reported by the Mirror.

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Midway through the first half of Sunday’s Premier League match, the Brazil international was replaced by Leandro Trossard, dealing a severe blow to the Gunners’ injury line.

Mikel Arterta Gives Update on Gabriel Martinelli's Injury

Mikel Arterta Gives Update on Gabriel Martinelli’s Injury

Shortly after Martinelli appeared to have given Arsenal the lead with a brilliant finish, he fell down, but the “goal” was controversially disallowed after a VAR review for an offside during the build-up.

After Trossard replaced him, the 22-year-old was spotted going into the tunnel to get more care. The extent of his injuries is yet unknown.

Speaking on Martinelli’s challenge, he said: “He felt something, he felt it in his hammy [hamstring] so he will need to be assessed.”

The Gunners had to wait until the second half to score the first goal, but they still put up a strong display throughout. Saka set up Trossard for a well-executed corner routine, and the striker found the bottom corner for the first time, leaving Jordan Pickford with little chance.

“Believe me, we spoke about it. It’s been a long time but we knew about it and there’s reasons why we couldn’t win here. I think we played an incredible game, we kept them quiet and we dominated the game and we’re extremely happy to go away with a clean sheet.” Arterta added

Martinelli might now be forced to miss Sunday’s North London Derby against Tottenham and is a huge worry for Arsenal’s match against PSV on Wednesday night.

Since arriving to the Emirates Stadium from Ituano in 2019, Martinelli has been a vital player for Arsenal, so Arteta will be quite concerned about the injury. Across all competitions, he has accrued 136 appearances, 33 goals, and 11 assists.

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