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Martinelli to have an ankle scan as Arsenal welcome back two players

Mon 11 January 2021 | 11:31

The young player was sidelined ahead of their FA Cup clash with Newcastle.



Gabriel Martinelli

, is expected to have an ankle scan on Monday following his recent injury before their FA Cup match against


. The 19-year-old, who suffered from an injury during the team’s pre-match warm-ups, will not spend a lot of time on the sidelines considering his Sunday presence at the training ground, admitted Mikel Arteta.

“We don’t know how bad it is, he’s getting a scan this morning,”



“He didn’t look good after the game because he was in a lot of pain, but yesterday he tested a little bit better.”

“So let’s hope he has the scan and it’s not as serious and we can have Gabi back really soon. But we will know more on Tuesday.”

As the Gunners prepare for their upcoming clash against

Crystal Palace

, Arteta hopes they will witness the return of

Thomas Partey

, who has been absent due to a thigh injury, and

Gabriel Magalhaes

, who has been in self-isolation due to his positive Covid-19 test.

“Gabriel had a training session the other day,”

Arteta added.

“He tested positive, he had very mild symptoms, so he’s missed a few weeks of training because he had to be isolated.”

“He’s better now, we expect him to be training with us the next couple of days and we’ll make an assessment whether we can have him or not on Thursday.”

“Thomas has been in full training for the last four or five days. He’s completely asymptomatic. He was a little bit rushed to try to play him against Newcastle, but I think he will be ready for Thursday.”

source: SportMob