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Arsenal have received a timely boost after hearing that Gabriel Martinelli’s injury is ‘not serious’ as initially feared, and could even be back in time to face Newcastle on Monday night.
The Brazilian has emerged as one of the Gunners’ brightest young prospects in recent years, although a serious knee injury he recovered after the league resumption in June last year and his 2019/20 season was shortened.
The 19-year-old was out of the game for the start of the 2020/21 campaign, and suffered numerous injuries since his return, including a hit against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals in December that left him limping. In the second half.
Martinelli was named in Mikel Arteta’s starting eleven for his team’s FA Cup third-round clash with Newcastle last weekend, but the Brazilian was forced to retire once more after he appeared to twist his ankle. during warm-up.
Arteta said he found Martinelli crying after sustaining the injury, and the Gunners boss seemed to expect the worst after telling reporters that he believed they were “not going to have good news.”
However, The Guardian Now they say that the prognosis for Martinelli’s injury is good, so much so that the Brazilian could be in a position to face Newcastle, this time in Premier League action, at the Emirates Stadium.
The news of his potential availability is a great stroke of luck for Arteta in his search for solutions to his team’s problems in front of goal.
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has struggled to regain his prolific form of recent seasons in recent times: he only scored three goals in 15 Premier League games during 2020/21 and before the 4-0 win over West Brom earlier this month. the Gunners had scored just 15 goals in 16 league games.
Alexandre Lacazette leads the way in terms of league goals for Arsenal this season with seven, but incredibly Aubameyang is in second place on the charts alongside Bukayo Saka, who also has three Premier League goals.